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Local Student Film Documents Renaissance Fair

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Aired 4/19/09

(Photo: Colin Taylor, aka Drakmar, and Knight/ Drakmar Production )

Alison St John (Guest Host): Maybe you've seen those medieval jousting knights at Renaissance fairs, wearing chain mail and all the regalia of Arthurian legend. A pair of young San Diego filmmakers set out to make a film about the people who spend their free time creating costumes and learning to fight like medieval knights. It's a whole alternative reality. But halfway through the shooting of the film, the filmmakers uncovered a deeper story. One of the young boys, a knight's page, had never met his father. The film takes a turn into the boy's real life story, as they track down his missing father and bring him back to San Diego.

The documentary Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey premieres this Sunday, June 17th (Father's Day) at 5:45 p.m. on HBO Family East and HBO Family West at 8:45 p.m. Check your local listings for additional show times .

Guests

  • Destin Daniel Cretton, San Diego filmmaker and co-director, co-producer, and co-editor of Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey.
  • Lowell Frank, San Diego filmmaker and co-director, co-producer, and co-editor of Drakmar: A Vassal's Journey

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