Dragon Knight is a 2021 British dark fantasy film about a lone knight who must embark on a perilous quest to find the last dragon. In doing so, he hopes to save the kingdom of Agonos from a malevolent force.
The Hex Studios production stars Joanne Garnet, Emily Louise Knutsson, Megan Tremethick, Michael Daviot, Ryan Livingstone, Regan Walker and Jock Ferguson.
According to director/producer Lawrie Brewster: “Dragon Knight takes inspiration from the fantasy films of the 70s and 80s, and classic fantasy literature, like the Conan the Barbarian series of books, and John Boorman’s Excalibur. We want to capture the sense of wonder and awe that fantasy can bring, with a story that is totally original but feels timeless. And, like all our projects, the film will have a dark edge, so we’re not straying too far from our horror roots!”
Writer Sarah Daly says of the project: “Fantasy, like horror, offers a great opportunity to mirror the world we live in. Through the prism of genre, you can explore real-world issues with a degree of separation that can let us see them more objectively. Dragon Knight will have everything you expect from a fantasy film: dragons, heroes, epic battles, but it also has something to say, and should feel relevant to the strange times we live in.”
Dragon Knight is scheduled for release later this year. In the meantime, Hex Studios team has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help finance the film’s post-production by making a host of exclusive rewards available to backers, including special editions of the movie, Kickstarter-exclusive t-shirts, and 28mm miniatures of the film’s cast and creatures.
Cast and characters:
Joanne Garnet … Everen
Emily Louise Knutsson … Spectral Woman
Megan Tremethick … Jigme
Michael Daviot … Highfather Albens
Ryan Livingstone … Braedyn
Regan Walker … Edwin
Jock Ferguson … King Thollin