Monday, March 17, 2014

The Growth of Middle Ages





There is a fast growing medieval reconstruction movement across all the world. This is called "experimental archeology" and it combines both amazing passion for historical research as well as extreme fight sports. Last year 25 nations met fighting during 2013 edition of "Battle of the Nations" - an annual medieval chamionship.

This year at least two major, international events will take place - BNF in Chroatia, June, and Castillo de Belmonte at the beginning of May.

Except for produciong a shoot of the Battle of the Nations 2012 in Warsaw in cooperation with SPI, which is now on a market as a sport tv series, I was happy to be invited to Aigues-Mortes last year, where the clip above comes from.

The clip promotes both all the movement as such, yet is specially oriented for Polish Medieval Combat Team raising funds to go to the Championships this year.


Other than that I was happy to shoot a part tv series directed by Lisette Marcotte for Quebecan production company Zone 3. The shoot took place in Arundel Castle, England and Wolin, Poland, and this is where the screens come from: