Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Folklore Society Review

From Runes to Ruins was nominated for the Folklore Society's non-print media award 2014. The judges released the following statement.

"This very professionally produced film by Tom Rowsell and Jamie Roper is a lengthy documentary following Rowsell’s personal investigation, starting with an ancient earthen burial mound remembered from his childhood. He explores Anglo-Saxon haunted barrows and pagan shrines to the dead; seeks evidence for roots of a pagan past by consultations with neo-pagans and Viking re-enactors, and finds healing gods and ancient cultures in old chronicles."

Monday, 10 November 2014

Review by Richard Rudgley

Gripping from the start, this personal and cultural journey into the religious heart of our Anglo-Saxon identity shows us how loud the past echoes even in the midst of the modern world with all its myriad and transient distractions. A film about the nature and value of identity that should not be missed.
Richard Rudgley- Author and television presenter