Land of Lore Films

We founded Land of Lore Films in 2020, the telling of folklore and fairytales as short films. The folklore of Cumbria as part of the ‘Bard of Cumberland’, and the folklore of Stephen’s native Ayrshire.

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folklore on film

A boggart is either a goblin-like creature, or a malevolent spirit in English folklore. The household spirit behaves not unlike a poltergeist, the other inhabits fields, marshes, or other topographical features.

An Introduction to Boggarts


Boggart of Graythwaite


The Natland Boggarts


The Bloody Redcap

The goblin-like creature from Anglo-Scottish Borders folklore


The Janet Tree

The tale of the knitting witch of Shap


Dunmail, the Last King of Cumbria

Dunmail is a legendary king of Cumberland associated with Dunmail Raise. According to tradition, Dunmail was the last king of Cumberland, and buried beneath the cairn at Dunmail Raise after having been slain by the English.

An Ulverston Ghost Story

A ghost story from Ulverston, the first sighting in the 1940s of a “giant”

Red Lady of Woodland Valley – a modern ghost story

The Red Lady / Lady in Red is a type of female ghost attributed to a woman of vanity, a murdered prostitute, or a woman killed in a fit of passion. Red Lady of Woodland as witnessed by Stephen, and retold by the Bard of Cumberland