‘In 2006 I saw, for the first time, some beautiful images which immediately captured my imagination. Images which showed, in loving detail, everyday scenes from almost 700 years in the past. Looking at these images medieval life seemed more real than it ever had before and it was just a small sampling of images from the Luttrell Psalter. Without thinking I said, ‘this would make a really interesting film’, and before I knew what was happening, with a tiny budget and many volunteers, we were in the process of making the film!
The film is not a documentary. It is not an attempt to show the whole truth of medieval life. It is a kind of experiment and a tribute to a beautiful work of art. By recreating the images from the Psalter directly we hoped to answer some questions about how accurate the illustrations were. We also hoped to capture the mysterious and evocative nature of the source material.
We hope you enjoy the film. We would love to hear your thoughts and observations, so please let us know here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org It is our intention to create a second film based on the Luttrell Psalter, this time bringing the life of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell and his family to film. Any thoughts and suggestions there would also be welcome’.
Nick Loven, Director of the Luttrell Psalter Film