Thursday, 19 April 2012

NEWS: Making the Promotional Trailer: The Bleeding Land - Giles Kristian

Recently the sounds of the Civil War came to life again as a Book Trailer was made for Giles Kristian's forthcoming new title released by Bantam on the 26th April 2012. Here Giles tells us a bit about it:

People often say that my books read like movies, that they watch the scenes in their heads as they turn the pages. I think this visual immediacy, this accessibility, is an important element of my writing and so it makes sense to me to make trailers for my books. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! The other thing is that I just plain like making films. Working with director Philip Stevens and his crew at Urban Apache Films has been an honour and a privilege. It is fascinating to watch someone of Phil’s talent translating my words into moving images, and what we’ve both learned is that we share a very similar vision when it comes to re-creating the past and creating a slice of drama.

Making the trailer for The Bleeding Land was enormous fun. The crew, actors and re-enactors from Fairfax Battalia of the English Civil War Society went all out to achieve what is, in my opinion, a captivating, atmospheric and superbly well-made book trailer. Getting to fire a matchlock musket was not bad either!

If I had a pound for every time a reader has asked when my books are going to be made into movies, I’d have enough money to call up Phil and Urban Apache and make it happen.

To see Gile's finished Trailer go Here with us reviewing the book on the 27th April.


Nic said...

I have seen the trailer some days ago. Great...
Book is already on my "to buy" list.


Matthew Lee Adams said...

Wow! Nice trailer. The cuts from dark screen to prepping the musket build the suspense.

But I have to say I sort of winced when the matchlock musket went off! Wouldn't want to fire one of those! Let alone be on the receiving side!

Pat Bracewell said...

This is the best book trailer for a historical novel that I have ever seen, and I've been looking at quite a lot of them. Congratulations to everyone involved!