Teaser trailer for an upcoming movie based on the legend of the chained oak in Staffordshire. Created in Cinema4D and After Effects by Gareth Wood.
The legend goes that on an autumn night in 1821, the Earl of Shrewsbury was returning to his home in Alton Towers when an old woman suddenly appeared in the road. The coach stopped to find why she was there, and then the old woman begged for a coin. The Earl cruelly dismissed her, so the old woman placed a curse on him. The old woman said, "For every branch on the Old Oak Tree here that falls, a member of the Earl's family will die." The Earl dismissed this and carried on his way. That night, during a violent storm a single branch from the old oak tree broke and fell. Later that same night, a member of the Earl's family suddenly and mysteriously died. To prevent any more deaths the Earl ordered his servants to chain every branch together to prevent other branches from falling. To this day the Oak tree remains chained up... Ever since that day strange things have been seen and felt, near the tree and a group of film-makers set out to find out the truth.