20 Jun Short film about a Suffolk WW2 Land Girl, inspired by a true letter.
I’d like to share news of a project; a short film called ‘The Lost Palace.’
Late last summer at Great Ashfield House our film team came across a letter in a drawer. The letter was dated 1943 and written by Kate, a Land Girl stationed in Suffolk during the Second World War. In the letter, Kate described her experience visiting Great Ashfield House to record its contribution to the war effort. Entering the grounds, Kate wrote that she entered a world that seemed to exist outside of time, a ‘lost palace.’ Here she encountered three extraordinary women, Mrs Hollond and her daughters. Inspired by this letter, our story follows Kate on her journey through the world of the Hollonds.