We are creating a short stop-motion film of this extraordinary Cornish legend.  

Original screenplay by Simon Tytherleigh, based on traditional sources. Featuring music specially written for the film, inspired by the Cornish folk opera, "Jan Tregeagle" , written by Colin Wilson and Phil Beer.

Jan Tregeagle was a wicked and greedy magistrate in 17th-century Bodmin, who thought he could redeem his sins by paying the clergy to keep him out of hell. When he is summoned from his grave to settle a legal dispute, they set him to tasks that will last until Judgment Day. Except they don't....


Storyboard Artist: Marius Legge

Set and Prop construction: Leon Cauchois

Additional Props: Pete Elliott

Director and Lead Animator: Simon Tytherleigh

Composer: Colin Wilson