Solace in Wicca

Solace in Wicca is a 2012 Manx-produced short biographical horror drama film about the 1617 execution of Margaret Quaine and her son Robert, the only executions for witchcraft recorded on the Isle of Man[2] and one of the last witchcraft executions to be sanctioned by the Church of England in the British Isles.

The short film was the first production to be shot entirely in Manx Gaelic, and was financed by Culture Vannin, CinemaNX and Isle of Man Film. It premiered at the Isle of Man Film Festival in September 2013 and was distributed online in November 2017 by Culture Vannin.

  • Andy North
  • Nathan Russell-Raby
    3 Wheeling (2017)
  • Steve Christian
    Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Spooks: The Greater Good (2015), Belle (2014)
  • Joanna Taylor
    Key Cast
    "Margaret Quaine"
  • Wayne Kelsall
    Key Cast
    "Bishop of Sodor & Mann"
  • Steve Craige
    Key Cast
    "Illiam Quaine"
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Period, historical, horror
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Isle of Man
  • Country of Filming:
    Isle of Man
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Director Biography - Andy North

Andy is a photographer, videographer and lecturer of Film & Digital Media at Chester University and the Isle of Man College.

Solace in Wicca is Andy's first venture into directing big budget short films.

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Director Statement

"Solace in Wicca is a gripping story based on the true events of 1617 when a mother and her child were burned at the stake for witchcraft. The locals although enthusiastic at first were so horrified by what they saw that this was the last witch burned on the Island. The story looks at how what we believe helps us cope with death, even in its most brutal form."