Casting Ren and Hunter

Casting Ren and Hunter

In our latest behind-the-scenes video from Ren Season One, director and co-creator Kate Madison discusses casting the lead roles of Ren and Hunter. The video features clips from Sophie Skelton and Duran Fulton Brown’s audition tapes including special scenes exploring possible directions for the characters’ relationship in future...
From Born of Hope to Ren

From Born of Hope to Ren

In our latest behind-the-scenes video, director Kate Madison discusses how the collaborative experience of making Born of Hope – her phenomenally popular Lord of the Rings fan film – shaped the production of Ren. Along the way we hear from some of the international volunteers who helped bring Ren to life. You can see more of Dunja Zwanecki’s article for Nautilus, Abenteuer & Phantastik here. We’ll leave you with some more photos of our international volunteers in action....
Creating the Studio

Creating the Studio

A year ago, Kate Madison and a small but dedicated team moved into a disused warehouse in a small Cambridgeshire village, and preproduction began in earnest on Ren Season One. Today Kate looks back at the five months spent in Ren Studio and discusses the benefits of bringing creative people together in one...
Karn’s House

Karn’s House

It was everyone’s favourite set during production, and it’s already a favourite scene amongst those hallowed few who have seen the rough edits: Karn’s house. This magical, organic structure, crammed with exotic trinkets, represents a safe haven for Ren, while hinting at things to come. Designing the house for his own character was the multi-talented Christopher Dane… And this week we have a bonus video, in the shape of a vlog recorded by Ren‘s director of photography Neil Oseman as the crew prepared to shoot in Karn’s...
Costuming the Heroes

Costuming the Heroes

The second of our costume videos focuses on Ren and Hunter. Find out what went into making Ren’s dress, and how Hunter’s outfit evolved through the fittings. Look out for more on the costumes of Ren in future posts....