The Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

Year released:
Walt Disney Pictures 2020

Niki Caro

Countries filmed in:
New Zealand

Set Dressing Props: Hero props and set dressing

A young aspiring knight Tiuri (Amir Wilson) finds himself on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains.

Inspired by the classic Dutch novel De brief voor de Koning by Tonke Dragt, this coming-of-age adventure six-episode series was released on Netflix in 2020.

Period and fantasy armour blended beautifully in Barbara Darrah's design for this TV series. We produced full sets of hero and stunt armour for more than 30 extras and hero characters, all finished in real metals and patinas.

Beaten and real metal formers and original pieces made up the bases for helmets, pauldrons, and arm and leg grieves.

Other pieces where handmade from copper and sculpting materials to give them the feeling of natural worn metal - rusted with peeling off paint.