I  am Steven Ritz-Barr and I am delighted to introduce you to our production company, Classics in Miniature®.

          The goal of Classics is to create a series of stunning films based on great works of literature– using beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind puppets crafted by Russian Master Puppet-maker Eugene Seregin.

         Past films like Faust (2008) and Quixote (2010) - voiced by legendary British actor Michael York, also Executive Producer - have been received enthusiastically well and collected awards throughout the globe.

                     

   Our new film, The Legend of Joan of Arc, is a groundbreaking project five years in the making with an international cast and crew and never-before-seen cinematic marionette action involving dozens of exquisitely detailed puppets.

   The film tells the heroic tale of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl in 14th century France who, through visions of Saint Michael, became the first female captain of the French Army for King Charles VII at age seventeen, and was burned at the stake two years later by the inquisition of the Catholic Church in Rouen, France, only later to become a Saint.

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Often seen as a patriot, a feminist, and a religious icon, Joan of Arc has inspired authors like William Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht and Mark Twain - whose novel The Recollections of Joan of Arc is the main literary inspiration for this film.

 

I chose Joan of Arc because of the strength of her convictions, her unlikely rise to power at 17 years old and her fearlessness under insurmountable odds.

 

Embark on this new journey with Classics in Miniature® on May 8th, 2019--

it is quite an amazing and unique adventure.

 

 

 

Steven Ritz-Barr

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