A new show about Witches??? We are joined by three members of the production team of Thorn Trees, an independently produced series about a grieving witch who recruits a repentant witch-hunter in Elizabethan England to help save her family from a corrupt Bishop intent on murder. The team chats with us about the journey to creating this piece, the challenge of indie production, and the desire to tell a different story. Digressions include birth stones, ash and doughnut theft, and head-biting. A listener has heard “that time of the month” is the best for Magick…but what if they feel like crap at “that time”? On Patreon: Extended, ad-free episode plus deep-dive with the creators.
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Our Guests Today:
We are joined today by three members of the “Thorn Trees” production team: creator and producer Valerie Michâ€™El Oliver, producer Bernadette Montana, and creator, screenwriter, and producer Jacob Larch. “Thorn Trees” is an independently produced series about a grieving witch who recruits a repentant witch-hunter in Elizabethan England to help save her family from a corrupt Bishop intent on murder. The team decided to indie-produce themselves after pitching and discovering that the entertainment industry is attached to a tradition of witch-based stories being either horror or fantasy, that perpetuates stereotypes that are disrespectful and maintain prejudiceâ€“that very often includes metaphysical practitioners and other lightworkers as recipients. They were committed to not going down that path. One of their producers is a Wiccan High Priestess & pipe carrier. Another is a healing artist, pipe carrier, and is a Christian ordained minister. The team practices many faiths and walks different spiritual paths â€“respectful of each other, committed to telling a realistic story about a Pagan family led by a strong, female protagonist.
“Thorn Trees” Trailer
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