The Shrine Tree tells of a man who has earned a unique reputation as a problem-solver – a “fixer” – thanks to his ability to remain emotionally detached from the problems he is working on. He can see through the emotions that cloud peoples’ judgement to find a solution, thanks to that legendary detachment. He believes he has left the complications of the emotional realm behind him… but under the spell of an increasingly miraculous place, it becomes evident that this may not, in fact, be the case.
The Shrine Tree is read by Judith Cullen and Richard Elen, and was recorded and produced by Richard Elen. The episode includes music by Gabriel Fauré, arranged by Ben Parry and Benedict Madden, courtesy of Audio Network.
The Shrine Tree is the first in a planned series, entitled The Imagination Chronicles – Journeys of Inspiration & Invention.
Arrivals & Departures was originally written for inclusion in the Fantasy Faire Radio series Tales of the Fairelands, and it was originally recorded by Caledonia and Elrik with that in mind. Listen to it here (15 mins).
Q&A With The Filmmakers
Recorded at the Premiere on 22 July 2018
The premiere of Arrivals & Departures included a question and answer session with the filmmakers, hosted by Aisling Sinclair. Here’s a recording of their conversation (46 mins).