The possible beginning of a new fantasy series à la Harry Potter
The Peppercorn Chronicles centers on a teen girl (Jodelle Ferland) who moves to the town of Black Lake with her parents. On meeting the local bakery owner's son, she soon uncovers frightening secrets and realises she may well be the key to saving humanity.
The fantasy movie is loosely based on a 24 minute short, Mrs Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room which was named best short film at the HollyShorts Film Festival in 2011. The Peppercorn Chronicles is penned and directed by Mike Le Han and his wife, Helen Le Han.
If the Peppercorn Chronicles makers are looking to reach out to a similar audience as the Twilight films, they've got the casting just right - Ferland appeared in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as Bree Tanner.