Goblin Market

Two sisters live together sheltered from the world until one falls prey to temptation and is trapped in a web of seduction and betrayal, and the other must risk everything to save her.

  • Katherine Wyeth
    Director
    The Demon Headmaster, An Inspector Calls, The Shadowmaster
  • Stephanie Sinclaire
    Writer
    Silence Becomes You, The Dance of Shiva, The Tell Tale Heart
  • Katherine Wyeth
    Writer
  • Katherine Wyeth
    Producer
  • Stephanie Sinclaire
    Producer
  • Isabel Stewart
    Key Cast
  • Jadyn Burt
    Key Cast
  • Jeremy Beck
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K Pro-res Digi (Arri Alexa)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920:1080
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinematic Arts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 11, 2016
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Katherine Wyeth

Katherine Wyeth is an actress, singer, writer, director and producer. She grew up above The Kings Head Theatre in London (born in a box as they say), and has been treading the boards since she was eight years old. She has garnered outstanding reviews for her performances in diverse roles, from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams, musicals and black comedy to dramatic fare, including Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, with Sean Maguire, Joe in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, with Clive Owen and An Inspector Calls directed by Stephen Daldry at the Royal National Theatre, London.

Since migrating to New Zealand, Katherine has co-founded Sea Star Creations, for which Goblin Market is the launch film.

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Director Statement

Based on the epic poem 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rosetti, this is an 18th century dark fairy tale updated to become a lyrical psychological drama about two sisters and their relationship, their games of fantasy, entrapment and ultimately, liberation. It is about the debasement of nature, sexuality and desire in modern society, and the consequent distortions of our own unacknowledged wildness and eros. This narrative of addiction, desire, sacrifice, sisterhood and redemption is a tuning fork call to unite with our own dangerous wild essential selves, and for woman to embody their own unabated sexuality - the source of their creative power. The story delves into the power of myths to affect our lives, how the stories we build can become the walls to house ourselves, to imprison or to emancipate.