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Una: A Dark Faerie Tale

The Arthurian Legend of Lady Ragnell and Sir Gawain is reborn in NYC as an erotic, fantasy-horror film.

  • Daniel Harray
  • Daniel Harray
  • Boman Modine
    The Party's Just Beginning, Frederick, Criminality, Forgiveness, Brown Paper, Drown, Classless, Puzzle, Let There Be Rain, The Grand Theft
  • Loren Dunn
    Ana and Anthony in Love
  • Patrick Roper
    Wilt, A Thousand Years
  • Daniel Harray
  • Jenny Strassburg
    Key Cast
    Space Dogs, Stood Up, Mother of the River
  • Loren Dunn
    Key Cast
    Boardwalk Empire, A Day in the Life of a Dancist American, Running Buddies, Couch, As the World Turns, One Life to Live
  • Robert Krakovski
    Key Cast
    Hold Me, Quietus, Struggle, Jane
  • Jean Tafler
    Key Cast
    The Deadly Spawn
  • Warren Kelley
    Key Cast
    Choice, Bluebloods, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Other Guys, Exceed
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Daniel Harray

Boman Modine and I have been dreaming aloud together (mostly in Greek diners over too much coffee) ever since we first met during the filming of "Blindfold" ( We share a writing credit on "Quietus" (, but Boman has focused primarily on directing, while I’ve spent the majority of my time in front of the camera--until now.

I’m a professional actor ( and originally conceived of "Una: A Dark Faerie Tale" as an acting project. But as I wrote the screenplay, a passion to direct took hold of me. I’ve directed plays before, including "A Dream Play Under NYC" (, but never a film. Boman agreed to become our producer and, with "Una: A Dark Faerie Tale," I stepped happily into the role of first-time film director.

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Director Statement

I fell in love with our source material, the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and Lady Ragnell, as a teenager. This makes sense because, in addition to the knights, monster, sex, and magic, transformation (so prevalent in adolescence) is a critical story element. Truly, the legend is another version of "Beauty and the Beast," but one inhabited by a female monster...

To create relationships that flourish, the legend tells us, we must recognize our partner's right to self-determination. After hundreds of years, Sir Gawain’s refusal to play by the sexist rules of the curse that hangs over the “loathly” Lady Ragnell still seems intimately heroic.

In making "Una: A Dark Faerie Tale," I have done my utmost to remain true to what I perceive as the heart of the story, while also giving it my own individual spin. Hopefully, this will allow the legend to resonate that much more deeply with a present day audience.