8 episodes

Modern Folktales is an anthology of cautionary and twisted short stories that revive the folktale by tackling the moral and social puzzles afflicting today’s young adults.

We all know the fables well-worn into us as children and it’s clear that the stories informing today’s ever-questioning minds are in dire need of refreshment. What happens when we go too far? When we trust too openly? When we take too much acid and run through a plate glass window? If you find yourself questioning the world we live in today, Modern Folk Tales might just have the answers you’re looking for.

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Modern Folktales Heather Graham

    • Fiction

Modern Folktales is an anthology of cautionary and twisted short stories that revive the folktale by tackling the moral and social puzzles afflicting today’s young adults.

We all know the fables well-worn into us as children and it’s clear that the stories informing today’s ever-questioning minds are in dire need of refreshment. What happens when we go too far? When we trust too openly? When we take too much acid and run through a plate glass window? If you find yourself questioning the world we live in today, Modern Folk Tales might just have the answers you’re looking for.

Genre: Drama, Comedy

    Over Coffee - Modern Folktales Episode 7

    Over Coffee - Modern Folktales Episode 7

    A couple reunites at a coffee shop to find closure after a painful breakup when the revelation of a pregnancy brings old wounds to the surface. As they debate over the correct way to move forward they begin to see each other more clearly. 
     
    Genre: Drama
     
    Starring: Felicity Bown (https://instagram.com/felicity7) and Tom Stanley (https://www.mandy.com/uk/a/tom-stanley-5)
    Written by: Clara Mullen (https://twitter.com/yepclarawrites)
    Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)
    Sound Design: Ross Western (https://instagram.com/ross_western)
     
    To learn more visit our website: https://www.modernfolktales.co.uk

    • 9 min
    What You Sow - Modern Folktales Episode 6

    What You Sow - Modern Folktales Episode 6

    Reminiscing over a job gone wrong, a former assassin comes to terms with the consequences of his tainted moral compass. In an attempt to make peace with his grim future he ponders over mankind’s never-ending fight with destiny. 
     
    Genre: Action, Drama
     
    Starring: Tom Pidoux (https://instagram.com/tompidouxvo) and Mike Philips
    Written by: Saadia Aziz (https://instagram.com/sadiaamohsin)
    Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)
    Sound Design: Ross Western (https://instagram.com/ross_western)
     
    To learn more visit our website: https://www.modernfolktales.co.uk

    • 11 min
    Animal on the Loose - Modern Folktales Episode 5

    Animal on the Loose - Modern Folktales Episode 5

    On returning to his hometown to attend a friend’s wedding, a young man is forced to reflect on his past actions and the man he was before he left home when his new girlfriend brings up cancel culture and gossipy headlines.  
     
    Genre: Drama, Comedy
     
    Starring: Liz Egan and Jonny Traill (https://instagram.com/jonnytraill)
    Written by: Louise Parfitt (https://twitter.com/louiseparfitt2)
    Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)
    Sound Design: Ross Western (https://instagram.com/ross_western)
     
    To learn more visit our website: https://www.modernfolktales.co.uk

    • 20 min
    Zippers - Modern Folktales Episode 4

    Zippers - Modern Folktales Episode 4

    When an anxious girl meets a stoned stranger at a Shambala-like music festival, he promises to ease her troubles through drug-fuelled meditation. But a bad trip from a laced joint has her learning a lot more about herself than she originally anticipated. 
     
    Genre: Thriller, Drama 
     
    Starring: Liz Egan and Tom Pidoux (https://instagram.com/tompidouxvo)
    Written by: Mark Rowland (https://markrowlandscript.com)
    Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)
    Sound Design: Ross Western (https://instagram.com/ross_western)
     
    To learn more visit our website: https://www.modernfolktales.co.uk

    • 12 min
    Princes - Modern Folktales Episode 3

    Princes - Modern Folktales Episode 3

    Two young men, star crossed lovers from the 1920s, wake up in the present world when a 100-year-old curse is lifted. They find themselves far away from the world they remember; the castle is in ruins, the language feels strange, and they have a celebrity status attached to their mystery. The two start a YouTube channel to answer burning questions from their curious fans.
     
    Genre: Drama, Romance 
     
    Starring: Jonny Traill (https://instagram.com/jonnytraill) and Tom Stanley (https://www.mandy.com/uk/a/tom-stanley-5)
    Written by: Bhushan Gokhale (https://instagram.com/bhushangokhale)
    Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)
    Sound Design: Ross Western (https://instagram.com/ross_western)
     
    To learn more visit our website: https://www.modernfolktales.co.uk

    • 11 min
    Cold Read - Modern Folktales Episode 2

    Cold Read - Modern Folktales Episode 2

    When a washed-up, has-been actor is tasked with recording the voiceover for a folklore audiobook, things take a twisted turn as he slowly discovers that the tales within bear a disturbing resemblance to the darkest chapters of his life. 
     
    Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Drama 
     
    Starring: Steve Newman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-newman-34b46633) and Sally Swift (https://instagram.com/sally.swift.161)
    Written by: Liam Gamble (https://twitter.com/gambs998)
    Produced by: Heather Graham (https://twitter.com/heathergraham99)
    Sound Design: Ross Western (https://instagram.com/ross_western)
     
    To learn more visit our website: https://www.modernfolktales.co.uk 

    • 18 min

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