The Dreams of Kings (2010)

A short film by Katherine Blakeney, with vocals by Keith Jack
Running Time: 7:15 minutes
Color, NTSC, Stereo, 16:9
©2010 Katherine Blakeney

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This film is loosely inspired by the tragic life and fascinating personality of Richard II (king of England 1377-1399). The action takes place in a medieval fantasy realm with supernatural elements. The story deals with the dreams of three kings/potential kings – King Edward’s dream that his son Richard will be a great and successful ruler, his brother John’s dream to have the crown for himself, and Richard’s dream to have a peaceful reign and be free to live in the world of art and beauty that he has created for himself. Symbolically this film conveys the idea of the victory of artistic vision over brute force.

Cast and Crew
Katherine Blakeney
Director, Animation, Editing, Art Direction, Set and Costume Design
Keith Jack
Voice, Musical Arrangements
Vivian Stoll
Musical Arrangements,Instrumental Arrangements, Recording, Sound Mixing
Henry Purcell

This film is dedicated to the memory of Richard II (1367-1399)

Festivals, Screenings and Awards

November 23, 2010

49th Golden Knight Malta International Film Festival, Malta

Nominated for a Knight Award


Expotoons International Animation Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Included in Official Catalogue

November 15-23, 2010

Rencontres Internationales du Cinema d’Animation de Wissembourg , France

November 12, 2010

Salford Film Festival , UK

August 27, 2010

Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Best of Animation Attack! , US

May 4, 2010

Dusty Film Festival, New York

Nomination: Best Stop Motion Film

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