Modern Folktales

Modern Folktales

Modern Folktales is an anthology of cautionary and twisted short stories that revive the folktale by tackling the moral and social puzzles afflicting today’s young adults. We all know the fables well-worn into us as children and it’s clear that the stories informing today’s ever-questioning minds are in dire need of refreshment. What happens when we go too far? When we trust too openly? When we take too much acid and run through a plate glass window? If you find yourself questioning the world we live in today, Modern Folk Tales might just have the answers you’re looking for. Genre: Drama, Comedy To learn more visit our website: https://www.moderfolktales.co.uk For more exclusive content follow us on Instagram @modernfolktale For business inquiries: podcastmodernfolktales@gmail.com

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May 6, 2023 9 mins

A couple reunites at a coffee shop to find closure after a painful breakup when the revelation of a pregnancy brings old wounds to the surface. As they debate over the correct way to move forward they begin to see each other more clearly. 

 

Genre: Drama

 

Starring: Felicity Bown (https://instagram.com/felicity7) and Tom Stanley (https://www.mandy.com/uk/a/tom-stanley-5)

Written by: Clara Mullen (https://twitter.com/yepclarawrites)

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Reminiscing over a job gone wrong, a former assassin comes to terms with the consequences of his tainted moral compass. In an attempt to make peace with his grim future he ponders over mankind’s never-ending fight with destiny. 

 

Genre: Action, Drama

 

Starring: Tom Pidoux (https://instagram.com/tompidouxvo) and Mike Philips

Written by: Saadia Aziz (https://instagram.com/sadiaamohsin)

Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.c...

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On returning to his hometown to attend a friend’s wedding, a young man is forced to reflect on his past actions and the man he was before he left home when his new girlfriend brings up cancel culture and gossipy headlines.  

 

Genre: Drama, Comedy

 

Starring: Liz Egan and Jonny Traill (https://instagram.com/jonnytraill)

Written by: Louise Parfitt (https://twitter.com/louiseparfitt2)

Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/...

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When an anxious girl meets a stoned stranger at a Shambala-like music festival, he promises to ease her troubles through drug-fuelled meditation. But a bad trip from a laced joint has her learning a lot more about herself than she originally anticipated. 

 

Genre: Thriller, Drama 

 

Starring: Liz Egan and Tom Pidoux (https://instagram.com/tompidouxvo)

Written by: Mark Rowland (https://markrowlandscript.com)

Produced by: Heather Gra...

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Two young men, star crossed lovers from the 1920s, wake up in the present world when a 100-year-old curse is lifted. They find themselves far away from the world they remember; the castle is in ruins, the language feels strange, and they have a celebrity status attached to their mystery. The two start a YouTube channel to answer burning questions from their curious fans.

 

Genre: Drama, Romance 

 

Starring: Jonny Traill (https://in...

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When a washed-up, has-been actor is tasked with recording the voiceover for a folklore audiobook, things take a twisted turn as he slowly discovers that the tales within bear a disturbing resemblance to the darkest chapters of his life. 

 

Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Drama 

 

Starring: Steve Newman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newman-34b46633) and Sally Swift (https://instagram.com/sally.swift.161)

Written by: Liam Gamble (https...

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After waking up from a particularly drunken night, an angsty teen finds herself trapped in her 7-year-old body, and whilst still incredibly hungover, is forced to return to being infantilized by her overbearing mother, who up until now, she thought she didn’t need anymore. 

 

Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-age 

 

Starring: Molly Humphry (https://instagram.com/molleh1596)

Written by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)

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April 16, 2023 2 mins

From the hungover mind of a 17 year old girl, to a forbidden love affair in the 1920s, to a hot boxed tent at a music festival; Modern Folktales takes you on a journey through far off lands and twisted dilemmas that explore the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of the modern world.

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