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The Bee Keeper's Daughter

Promotional trailer for The Bee Keeper's Daughter, a medieval romance novel by Shian Serei, based in Russia 1290AD.

  • Shian Serei
  • Shian Serei
  • Shian Serei
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Romance, Suspense, Adventure, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International Peace & Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    January 16, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Aurous Publishing
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Shian Serei

Shiån Serei, pronounced ‘Shon See-ree’ grew up in a family of traditional farmers in Yateley, England. His family relocated to the United States where he attended the University of New York and later worked as a TV script and ghost writer before turning his talent toward romantic fiction.

Shiån admits to being a travel addict and uses his transit experiences when developing character and story lines. He also explores local history and folklore to find unique elements to serve as backdrops for scenes.

Research for the Kingdom of Meridian

His research for the 5 Part Series: The Kingdom of Meridian, was based on his early years living in Yately. The first volume in the series; The Beekeepers Daughter, required multiple trips to the Russian Federation to research the history and characters. He also conducted interviews with hundreds of East Europeans from Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Belarus, and Moldova to gain insight into the subtleties of their culture and habits.

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Director Statement

My books are meant to be an escape, a pause from reality, a vacation taken in the mind that remains when the cover is closed. The characters should feel like friends and the locations should feel as real as a memory, once the story is finished. There is no agenda, no hidden message, only a story that charms and delights through peril and triumph.