Mara: The Seal Wife (Uisdean Murray)

Mara: The Seal Wife (Uisdean Murray)

Category: Short Fiction Fantasy

After giving birth to their child on a beach during the dead of night Sine runs into the darkness leaving her husband Magnus in a state of anguish. Journeying into the past we discover the answers behind Sine’s behaviour and witness the harrowing events that brought her into the realm of the selkie, mythological creatures that take the form of seals known to shed their skin to reveal a human form.

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About the director

Uisdean Murray

Biography Uisdean is an award-winning filmmaker from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and has been making independent films and music videos for nearly 20 years. His work includes the award-winning Gaelic language short film Siubhlachan (The Traveller) which was developed into a half-hour drama for BBC ALBA, the macabre Jemima Trilogy, and the award-winning supernatural comedy web series Demonologist For Hire. Uisdean’s most recent film project is Mara: The Seal Wife a tragic drama inspired by selkie folklore and filmed in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.