Saxonhouse on Film
Northmen is a short historical drama film produced by Urban Apache Films. In the year 1005 England is in the grip of a terrible famine and suffering under invasion by the Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard. When winter sets in the Danes flee back to their ships, leaving five of their warriors stranded behind Saxon lines.
Northmen has been selected for several film awards.
Saxonhouse was the key location.
Odin's Wolves Prologue trailer
The Luttrell Psalter
The Luttrell Psalter Film is a short film made by WAG Screen, a Lincolnshire production company, based on the famous images of medieval life from the 14th century Luttrell Psalter. The psalter is famous for its depiction of ordinary people. Saxonhouse was used as one of the village buildings.
The film was made to be shown at The Collection, Lincoln’s museum. You can see the film here..
The Last Viking
In June 2016, Urban Apache Films returned to shoot for their short film The Last Viking, the tale of Harald Hardrada's invasion and subsequent defeat at Stamford Bridge. September 25th was the 950th anniversary of the battle.
Celebrated author Giles Kristian has written a saga telling the story in epic poetry form and he attended the film shoot. it should prove to be another atmospheric and exciting film by the company.
You can see the film here:
Philip Stephens, Urban Apache Films, brought back his crew and actors to shoot at Saxonhouse again. This time a corner of the the building was transformed into a Fenland Tudor alehouse for a scene in his feature film 'Lapwing'. The film should be out later in 2018.
Getting dressed in the 14th century
Crow's Eye Productions is making a series of short films, 'Getting dressed in . . ', which explore in detail the clothes worn by people in different centuries. 'Getting dressed in the 14th century' was filmed in Saxonhouse, which happily allowed itself to be transported 700 years. You can see the film here. Next year it will be allowed to return to its own time when 'Getting dressed in the 7th century' will be filmed!
Saxonhouse has also played other rather varied roles for our friends at WAG Screen. It has been a Benedictine monastery hospital for a museum educational film -
- and an accidental stop off point for Dr Who in a very funny 'homage' film!
In April 2018 it was also the location for a short film, 'Oathbreaker', created by Robert Telezynski, a final year student at Lincoln University.
Looking for a location for your film?
Are you shooting a film that requires a suitable outdoor location with an early medieval building? We are very familiar with the way film crews work and are happy to discuss your requirements. Get in touch to find out more.