- Elf 2017
Mark Bonocore (executive), Leon Sanginiti (executive) for Cinemotion Pictures
directed by Mark Bonocore
starring Sarah von Ouhl, Tyler Oakey, Veronica LaneBenjamin Holt, James F. Murray jr, Nicholas Repino, Melissa Diaz, Dan Kaminski, Fred Pomerleau, Kyle Murray, Richard Oakey, David Deneen, Steven Oakey, Andrew Scott, Matthew Whitmore, Mark Bonocore, Alfonso DiGirolamo
written by Mark Bonocore, music by Annie Brunson, special makeup effects by David Deneen, special effets by Tom Frkovich, visual effects by Leon Sanginiti, Obie-Ray VFX and Post
France, the Middle Ages: A knight (Tyler Oakey) is almost killed on the
battlefield when he meets a fay (Sarah von Ouhl), who transports him to
her world. There she defends him against all of the mythic creatures of her realm
and nurses him back to health. While doing so, she finds a locket with
him, showing the picture of a beautiful lady (Veronica Lane), apparently,
the knight's lover - and for a moment the fay is devastated - but then she
just chucks the locket into a lake, and with the locket gone, the knight seems to
forget all about his lover and falls in love with the fay, as she has long
fallen in love with him, and the two couldn't be happier ... until he finds the locket on
the lake's floor, begins to remember, and insists on returning to his
world. But will the fay let him go, especially when with losing her lover she's
bound to turn into a tree?
The Fay is basically just an
incredibly sweet fairy tale. It might be simple, even simplistic in plot,
but it gets its story across without dialogue, it is quite beautifully
filmed, the mostly practical effects and effects makeup are simply
charming, and the thing's relaxed pace fits the story just right.
totally beautiful piece of fantasy cinema, really!