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Leopard Pictures to film The Snow Spider in the North West and Wales


Liverpool’s Leopard Pictures is producing an adaptation of Jenny Nimmo’s The Snow Spider for BBC Wales and CBBC.

Adapted for television by BAFTA-winning writer Owen Sheers, the 5×30 minute fantasy drama is currently in production.

Blending Welsh folklore, magic and myth, it follows 9-year-old Gwyn Griffiths on a mystical journey of discovery.

Featuring an all Welsh cast, it will be filmed on location in and around the Wirral and Wales.

“It’s been such a pleasure to dive into the world of Jenny Nimmo’s The Snow Spider, and now to have such an exciting cast and creative team to take my adaptation of her book from the page to the screen is very exciting,” said Owen Sheers.

“The whole project holds a special resonance for me as I have fond memories of my parents’ neighbour, Julia Jones, adapting the books for TV back in the 1980s, so to be able to create a new, modern version has been a wonderful opportunity. I’m also hoping I’ve finally written something my five year old daughter will watch!”

The series will be directed by newcomer, Jennifer Sheridan, with Martyna Knitter as Director of Photography.

Visual effects will be carried out by Liverpool-based Sparkle VFX.

“Owen Sheers’ adaptation is really wonderful. He has so cleverly brought the story into the present, while enhancing the magic and atmosphere. I am also excited to see such an incredible mixture of established and brand new talent, led by director Jennifer Sheridan, all bringing my book to life on CBBC….Brilliant!” added Jenny Nimmo.

The Snow Spider was commissioned by CBBC and BBC Wales and received investment from the Liverpool City Region Production Fund as well as additional support through the Liverpool Film Office.


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