Daughter of the Forest

Updated: Oct 20

Stills, a Scene, and a Short Story from our recent shoot in the pines.

Freya was a warrior at heart before becoming a warrior of bow.


After watching the murders of her sister and mother during an unexpected raid on her village as a teenager, she took to the forest and lost contact with the world, knowing she would never truly be safe until she acquired the skills to protect not only herself, but also others. She would not allow herself to be helpless under any threat of danger again.


Freedom had never been something her people had the luxury to enjoy, bound by the ever-present fear of potential attack. The raiders were brutal, barbarians, remorseless, to whom death meant nothing but an opportunity to meet whatever lay in the next world. But Freya would not accept this way of living. She would not be a slave to the fear of their slaughterous ways.


For years she dwelled in the forests alone, discovering by necessity how to survive off the bare and abundant offerings of the land, and teaching herself how to kill and fight.

But as more and more towns were raided, more village people took to the forests as she did, and a clan formed around her, with whom she shared the skills she'd learned to fight and survive.


Erik had been travelling with a small clan of his own, and when they joined forces, he was sure he should lead. Unlike her, he knew the raiders from the inside. He fought beside them before escaping.


But she has greater aspirations now than to fight for her own right to simply survive. She desires to rise up against the raiders, and Erik is beginning to see that she may truly be the best fit to lead the army...


Love, Sita

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