Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
English writer and director Mike Le Han‘s latest project is a short period film titled Mrs. Peppercorn’s Magical Reading Room, which he hopes to submit for the Bafta and Oscar in 2011. Shot earlier this year, the dark fantasy short is about “a little girl who meets Mrs Peppercorn a shop owner set in a remote Cornish fishing village.”
The Reading Room book shop has stood empty and untouched for 9 years until Eloise an adopted little girl moves to the village. She doesn’t expect what she discovers.
QuietEarth reports that Le Han and his wife/co-writer Helen Le Han recently signed a co-production deal with Little Freddie Productions to develop a trilogy loosely based on the short film. Judging from the visuals in this teaser trailer, Han has a long career to look forward to. I can’t wait to see more of his work. Watch a trailer for the short film now below.
Han began his career in music during the early 90′s working as a session musician and freelance tutor, but soon transitioned into writing and directing. Han’s first directorial debut was a 2000 15-minute short film entitled Walkabout, followed by the acclaimed 2003 television documentary short Cook’s Last Voyage. He worked on the television series Hawk Speed, Martina Cole’s Lady Killers and Britain’s Biggest Heists, and directed the 2009 television movie The Great Train Robbery.