CELTIC DRUIDS VS. ROMAN EMPIRE
“CELTICS” the independent network series.
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There are eight Druid castle cities, towns. The series has 12 seasons with 9 episodes of 45 mins each, per season. The historical series begins at 1,500 BC and ends at 500 AD after the Celtic Druid tribes return from sacking Rome in 410 AD. It covers 2,000 years, but Gods and Goddesses are immortal. The Roman Empire is portrayed by a rotating cast of supporting actors. But the Celtic Druid actors, the eight leads, last eternally, for they are Gods.
The story covers, based on research, how the Gods and Goddesses became such. What were their deeds, as mortals, by which they became God-like. It is an examination of a part of pagan Gods which has never truly been seen before and it provides a direct and strong connection to us, in our mortal lives, we have called them saints and heroes/heroines, they have become deified in their own lives. Celtic cross-hatch tartan pattern is the visual motif for the story threads crossing, interlocking and moving. Each story thread of the tartan contains core block elements of another story, but which remain a mystery until the stories cross and suddenly the element fits into the other story. Much the way the genes of the Celtic clans would weave together and be visually carried forward in the creation of a new tartan pattern. The writing for the screen tests and promotional performances was extremely tough, in some cases 12 pages of dialogue, this was for a rugged testing purpose. That much dialogue for one character is spread out over several 45 page episodes, in the Series.
Story innate structure is that of the Celtic tartan cross-hatch. Each Season will be called a “Knot”. Each Season will have 8 episodes called “Tartans”, which are woven together into the story knot at the season finale. Tartans (episodes), Knots (seasons). This is based on Celtic culture and storytelling.
The Lead Characters are all near-equally strong in presence in the Series. I want to have eight powerful leads so there is a strong tartan weave dynamic.
In no specific order or hierarchy.
MAEVE, MACHA, BELENUS, FIONN, BRIGID, CERRIDWEN, AERONWEN, DANU
Each of the eight Lead characters gets their own Druid castle, hillfort, or broch. Towering and impressive structures, with small villages or towns around them. It will be amazing sets, and provide great stages to work from. I have been drawing sketches of these, as a painter and visual artist, it is my forte.
The Celtic Druid Goddess Maeve has the largest tomb in Ireland today. There is a reason for that. She unified Ireland, not only Ireland but all the Celtic Lands. Celtic Druid Goddess of Nation and War – Queen Maeve
Introducing MAEVE, below:
The Celtic Druid Goddess Macha is the greatest female Warrior God in Ireland. Experienced in many wars and battles. There is a reason for that. Expert swordswoman, she defended Ireland and all the Celtic Islands from the Dark Empire. Celtic Druid Goddess of Sovereignty, Fertility and War – Macha.
Introducing MACHA, below:
In the Beginning was the Celtic Druid God Belenus who created the Sun, Earth, and Stars. Thermonuclear God of Sun, all life forms were created by they Sun God Belenus. A raging ball of energy and atomic energy. He shows extreme outrage at seeing his life forms enslaved.
Introducing BELENUS, below:
The Celtic Druid God Fionn mac Cumhaill is the greatest Warrior God of Battle in Ireland. Awakens after 200 years from his sleep in the cave, at the sound of the Three Horns calling him to save Ireland. Celtic Druid God of Battle and War – Fionn
Introducing FIONN, below:
The Celtic Druid Goddess Brigid is the Goddess of Poetry, Inspiration and Smithcraft. She was born with bolts of sunlight shooting from her head. So great is her vision and inspiration that she is inventor of Poetry in Ireland and likely of the Bardic tradition. Celtic Druid Goddess of Poetry and Inspiration – Brigid
Introducing BRIGID, below:
The Celtic Druid Goddess Aeronwen is the Goddess of War and Death. She talks about how she didn’t want to be a God, that she was just a mortal to begin with. But life calls us to do the deeds that must be done. In those days there was no pain killer so soldiers mortally wounded, died terrible painful deaths. Aeronwen’s husband lay dying on the battlefield in great pain. He asked her to kill him. So she did. Then the other women whose husbands were dying in great pain, asked her to kill their men, for they couldn’t, and thus her empathy became Godlike.
Celtic Druid Goddess of War and Death – Aeronwen
Introducing AERONWEN, below:
Celtic Druid Goddess of EIRE (Ireland) – Danu. Strong, noble, determined. She is the Goddess of the most sacred and holy land, that of Ireland. She created Irish civilization at the Newgrange temple complex in the Boyne Valley, Ireland.
Introducing DANU, below:
Celtic Druid Goddess of Wisdom – Cerridwen. Highly intelligent. Gifted with knowledge. She was once a mortal, a great organic cook. She cooked such amazing food with brain power herbs, that when a person took a taste of it they had the wisdom of the world and could even see the future. Her wisdom is both a gift and a curse, for what you learn you cannot forget.
Introducing CERRIDWEN, below:
Film series Set Construction will be based on archaeology, on the Celtic Druid cities of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, massive Druid castles dating to 700 BC Iron Age, e.g. Druid City Castle complex, circa 700 BC. I am in the process of developing the Set sketches, drawings, 2D and 3D immersive illustrations and videos.
LEAD CHARACTER MOOD BOARD – FORMAL
These are formal, consistent, visual presentations of the eight lead characters. By no means are they final. Public viewer testing may be a factor in the kind of presentation is most effective in making an impression on the public viewer mind. But they will all have a cohesive, strong ensemble, presentation.
The Lead Formal graphic stills will change from time to time based on viewer tests.
LEAD CHARACTER MOOD BOARD – INFORMAL
These are just images and graphics that have emerged during pre-production which had emotional power with some aspect of the eight lead characters. They will change and different ones will be posted. These are more subjective visuals and don’t have the consistent presentation as the main Formal visual presentations above.
These are mood test videos to bring out the psychology within the Gods, their powers of visualization, inspiration and superhuman existence. They range from a Classical traditional type texture, pacing and atmosphere, to radical transformations that capture the fusion of Celtic cultural iconography with the speed of their thoughts as Gods and their spatial time acceleration. Remember that with these Gods their Time-Space environments may change, and the audience has to experience this.
Many of these videos are underway. Seeking to present our Celtic series in the most unique place, in between Game of Thrones, Britannia, and Vikings, series. I want to invoke the human inspiration, the creativity, the visions of humans who have become Gods, without the fantasy dragons of Game of Thrones, the depression of Britannia, or the negative fratricide of Vikings. Something positive, and classic, and the very human ecstatic inspiration, that the Gods have.
MAEVE – CLASSICAL TO INSPIRATION VFX
BRIGID – CLASSICAL
AERONWEN – CLASSICAL TO INSPIRATION VFX
AERONWEN – INSPIRATION VFX ONLY
AERONWEN – CLASSICAL ONLY
MAEVE – INSPIRATION VFX ONLY
MACHA – ATMOSPHERIC
CELTIC DRUID ART AND CULTURE
Are from Ireland, Scotland, Wales. They represent the Triskele the Sacred Three Part alliance of the Celtic Peoples as they fight the Roman Empire invasion of their Celtic Islands. Many things are done and told in sets of three in the Celtic Druid culture. Triple Goddesses and Gods, triskele, spiral carvings, chevron carvings. Three is a sacred number, perhaps because it denotes movement.
The Celtic Druid Triskele is the Three-Part. Mother, Father, God(s), who created us. It is carved into the Newgrange stones, radiocarbon dated to 3,200 BC.
Three is a sacred number in Celtic culture. It represents asymmetry, movement and life itself. Movement, dance, physics, are all examples of asymmetry.
“Maudlin (2007: 133) argues that the asymmetry between initial and final conditions is a manifestation of a more fundamental nomic asymmetry,”
GEOGRAPHY OF THE CELTIC ISLANDS
Brodgar excavations of the Celtic Druid temple complex dated to 3,200 BC in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Artistically, the Brodgar 3,200 BC cross-hatch designs represent the genesis of the Scottish tartan weave kilt design, which represent families intermarrying. It is the beginning of the fabric of the Celtic people and nations. This proto-tartan cross hatch design is also found at about the same time at Knowth, Ireland massive cities.
ADDITIONAL NOTES ON SOME OF THE CELTIC DRUID GODS AND GODDESSES
The Welsh elements of the series are based on the “Four Branches of the Mabinogi”, Pedair Cainc y Mabinogi, earliest Welsh writing. By based I mean that the scripts reconstruct certain elements from a truly Druid pagan perspective, as well as taking place half way through many of the myths. My scripts go into more substantive and rational detail and put the stories directly up against the Roman Empire, which is likely exactly what occurred.
The Irish elements of the series are based on the “Mythological Cycle”, the “Ulster Cycle”, the “Fenian Cycle” and the “Historical Cycle”, Tír na nÓg, Fionn MacCumhaill, Na Fianna, The Aos Sí / Aes Sídhe, Sétanta (CúChulainn), The Tuatha Dé Danann (Gods), the Children of Lir, Táin Bó Cúailnge & the Salmon of Knowledge. By based I mean that the scripts reconstruct certain elements from a truly Druid pagan perspective, as well as taking place half way through many of the myths. My scripts go into more substantive and rational detail and put the stories directly up against the Roman Empire, which is likely exactly what occurred.
The Scottish/Pictish elements share heavily from Irish mythology, as there was much seafaring and were joined by land as recently as 5,000 BC.
A new Independent internet series based on the classic Celtic legends of the Gods and Goddesses of the Celtic Druid Islands. Featuring at least 10 of the most famous Gods and Goddesses. Thus far RHIANNON, MORRIGAN, BELENUS, MACHA, BRIGID, FIONN MAC CUMHAILL, MAEVE, ERIU, NEMIAN, DANU, SCATHACH and many more, have begun casting, auditions and rehearsals.
CELTIC DRUID GODDESS RHIANNON – Wales
A Welsh Goddess. She is from Dyfed area of Wales. Inspired by the legendary Stevie Nicks song “Rhiannon”. Rhiannon is a major figure in the Mabinogi, the medieval Welsh story collection. She appears mainly in the First Branch of the Mabinogi, and again in the Third Branch. She is a strong-minded Otherworld woman, who chooses Pwyll, prince of Dyfed, as her consort, in preference to another man to whom she has already been betrothed. She is intelligent, politically strategic, beautiful, and famed for her wealth and generosity.
CELTIC DRUID GODDESS AERONWEN – Wales
Aeronwen is thought to be the same goddess as Agrona, a war goddess whose name means “carnage”. She is a Welsh Goddess of fate – determining who wins and loses in battle. The River Dee is dedicated to Aeronwen and is where sacrifices were made in her name. There is also speculation that Aeronwen is the Welsh version of the Irish warrior goddess The Morrigan. Aeronwen is associated with the color black, the number 3, and the battlefield.
CELTIC DRUID GODDESS CERRIDWEN – Wales
Cerridwen: She brewed a potion that could grant her son all-encompassing knowledge. The color white belongs to her. She is keeper of the cauldron of knowledge, a witch, herbalist and shape-shifting lunar deity. The Book of Taliesin speaks of Cerridwen and her cauldron of knowledge and transformation.
CELTIC DRUID GODDESS MAEVE – Ireland.
A Goddess of Sovereignty, War, Earth and Fertility. Medb (pronounced maiv) is described in The Metrical Dindsenchas “Fert Medba” Poem 128, as a fair haired wolf queen, whose form was so beautiful that it robbed men of two-thirds of their valor upon seeing her. There is much false information about Maeve. Under careful study and research, we can learn that she was given away in an arranged marriage when she was very young to the King of Ulster. It left lifelong damage on her. So much so that she: 1. Ran away from the marriage. 2. After she ran away, her sister was given as replacement, and to save her sister from the torture, she killed her sister. 3. When Maeve had kids with Aillil, she had all of her 7 sons made assassins in order to kill him.
Maeve was apparently, according to the historical record, a survivor of childhood rape, i.e. being sold, given, in an arranged marriage, probably while very young, to a much older man (King of Ulster). Her tomb is dated to about 3,000 BC, which would put her in position to have influenced the rise of Celtic Brehon Law which gave many civil rights to women in marriage. While history, largely written, altered, by the Christian monks, has tried to portray her, simply because of her beauty, as promiscuous, which she was not, as all her children were with her husband Aillil. This series is to set the record straight and tell the truth of Maeve and how great she was. Christian Monks in Ireland, out of jealousy, called her beauty that of a whore and prostitute. But it was because she withheld her beauty from all men after her childhood rape in marriage, that built her resentment from the male Monks. Very likely it was the true history of Maeve that was fundamental to the development of Celtic Brehon Law and women’s rights in marriage.
The extreme hatred Maeve had toward her childhood arranged husband, the King of Ulster, proves beyond a doubt, in any rational mind, that she was a victim of childhood rape. That she ran away from it. That she saved her sister who was sent as her replacement, by killing her. Maeve raised all seven of her sons to be be lethal assassins to go kill the child rapist King of Ulster.
CELTIC DRUID GODDESS BRIGID – Ireland
Goddess of Poetry, Inspiration, Healing, Smithcraft.
CELTIC DRUID GOD FIONN MAC CUMHAILL – Ireland – God of War
“Fionn” Old Irish, finn means “white, bright, lustrous; fair, light-hued (complexion, hair); fair, handsome; bright, blessed; in moral sense, fair, just, true”. According to the most popular account of Fionn’s death, he is not dead at all, rather, he sleeps in a cave in a mountain, surrounded by the Fianna. One day he will awake and defend Ireland in the hour of her greatest need. In one account, it is said that he will arise when the Dord Fiann, the hunting horn of the Fianna, is sounded three times, and he will be as strong and as well as he ever was.
CELTIC DRUID GODDESS MACHA – Scotland
Goddess of Sovereignty, War, Fertility
Macha is one of the Goddesses in the new Independent internet series based on the classic Celtic legends of the Gods and Goddesses of the Celtic Druid Islands.
CELTIC DRUID GOD BELENUS – Scotland
The God of Sun himself — to his people, encouraging them to break their silence borne of their fear of the totalitarian Roman Empire state. PHYSICAL DANCE: Ball of Sun Energy. Arms, head, torso form a circular sphere in 3D but moving, like the magma arms of the Sun reaching out thousands of miles into space. Like a Greco-Roman discus thrower, but more frontal and round 3D. A discus thrower has a more Solar System narrow circular arc. Ball of Sun is Belenus.
A new independent video series based on the legends of Celtic Druid Gods and Goddesses, demi-Gods, and mortals, resisting the Roman Empire. Celtic Druids vs Roman Empire.
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SHORT FILM: SAMHAIN – MORRIGAN RETURNS – Welsh
A short film. The intended series crowdfunding campaign to shoot the series pilot was postponed due to COVID-19 production delays. Updates will be officially posted here.
SAMHAIN Morrigan Returns, is an authentic, masterful script in which the Celtic Goddess of War, Death and Genocide comes to us on the Druid New Year (Samhain, Halloween, Samhuinn, eve) and gives us a warning on the causes of war and genocide, for she is the expert on it, overseeing them, and observing them. She most importantly brings the wisdom behind her deity, and that reason is why the Celtic civilization lasted for well over 2,000 years without wars or genocide.
THE GULAG FILMS
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Gulag Barashevo (2015) 134 mins
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Gulag Magadan (2017) 114 mins
GULAG BARASHEVO (2015) 134 mins. Media Monopoly and Censorship scene, 4 mins.
GULAG VORKUTA (2016) 98 mins. Myself or My People, 8 mins.
GULAG VORKUTA (2016) 98 mins. Christian Men’s Funeral, 4 mins.
GULAG VORKUTA (2016)- Order 270, Fascist Nationalist, Ideal Soviet Persons, scene, 8 mins.
GULAG VORKUTA (2016) 98 mins. They Treat Us Like Animals scene, 3 mins.
Hi, I’m Michael Kingsbury,
There are three GULAG films. Gulag Barashevo (2015), Gulag Vorkuta (2016), Gulag Magadan (2017). This site and its sister site, gulagfilms.org, are run by myself Michael Kingsbury who was the Writer/Director/Producer/Cameraman of all three Gulag films ( I did nearly everything, writing, storyboarding, pre-production, casting, production, grip, gaffing, equipment rentals, transportation, directing, DP, editing, distribution, all of it). Because Celtic-Films is just me, I only hired sound crew, which doubled as grips, gaffers. These three feature length Gulag films are different from the two short Gulag films by the same name (Gulag Barashevo, the Short; and Gulag Vorkuta, the Short) which I made in 2013 and early 2014.
About the Productions Due to the extremely low budget and grueling cold and altitude, I faced numerous crew and cast drop outs, so I often had to hire other crew and even re-cast and re-write (at nights, getting no sleep, before a shoot) to keep the productions going. In addition, during the production it was a constant changing battle to replace crew and cast, as stress and burnout was high. For example on Gulag Barashevo I hired a 2nd DP for one day, and another B cam op for another 4 days, on Gulag Vorkuta I hired for some shoots an extra PA/AD who also did, grip, and sound boom/recording.
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If we do not remember the past and feel for the human suffering, then we will not move forward as humanity, and we may very well repeat it. Each film made for about $2,500, don’t expect $100 million Hollywood finished films. These are raw, hard, unique films. And these first films to even mention 65 million were killed in the Marxist USSR and 10 million in the Holodomor.
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