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Time-travelling duelling comedy short shot at Blaise Castle Estate

By robin askew, Friday Apr 10, 2020

Bristol-based filmmaker Avgousta Zourelidi describes her latest short film The Duel as “an absurd comedy about a man in the 19th century who is mysteriously propelled forward in time during a duel for his honour and his life”.

It’s Avgousta’s first live-action film, as she’s worked principally in animation until now.

Her credits as director include projects such as Moominvalley (for Bristol’s Gutsy Animations), Monster High and Angry Birds.

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She also has her own Directors in Animation podcast.

On location at Blaise Castle Estate

Duel was shot at Blaise Castle Estate and Bristol’s White Eagles Fencing Club with a mostly local cast and crew. Having screened at film festivals around the world, it’s now available to view online.

All photos supplied by Avgousta Zourelidi

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