West of the Moon

Commissioned book trailer for West of the Moon a young adult novel by Margi Preus published by Abrams / Amulet Books.

West of the Moon / Margi Preus Book Trailer from Joellyn Rock on Vimeo.

In the book, West of the Moon, Astri makes a daring escape from a mean goat farmer, retrieves her little sister, and sets off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in an and out of folktales as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon.

West of the Moon Book Trailer Video Credits
Digital Art, Video Compositing and Editing by Joellyn Rock
Casting, Costumes and Props by Ann Gumpper
 / Thanks to Laura Piotrowski and UMD Costume Shop
Silhouettes by Emily Fletcher as Astri, Chelsea Lin Reller as the Spinning Girl, and Jim Goodman as The Goatman
Voiceover by Emily Fletcher
Camera Assistants: Kate Bendel, Jacob Lehto, Dan Fitzpatrick

Music: Hildring by Erik Wøllo from Northern Nights: Music From the Top of the World / Thanks to Bob Duskis at Six Degrees Records


This project was created in the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab 
at University of Minnesota Duluth

MORE ABOUT West of the Moon by Margi Preus / Abrams/Amulet Books