Serafina and the Black Cloak


CREDITS  РBook Trailer РSerafina and the Twisted Staff

The creation of this video book trailer was a collaboration of Robert Beatty, his wife and daughters, and Bonesteel Films in Asheville, NC. The purpose of this trailer is to promote the book Serafina and the Twisted Staff. It is not a movie trailer. The dramatic rights for the book are still available.


Creative Director
Robert Beatty
Paul Bonesteel
Robin Turner
Executive Producers
Robert Beatty & Matthew Gellert
Post Production Supervisor
Evan Schafer
Associate Producer & Publicists
Scott Fowler & Lydia Carrington
Production Manager
Emily Bukoski
Production Assistant
Will Davis
Joshua Merck


Genevieve Beatty
Braeden Vanderbilt
Bode Lizarralde
Lady Rowena
Camille Beatty
The Bearded Man
John Hedgecoth
Ball Guest
Jennifer Trudrung
Ball Guest
Marsha van Rijssen
Ball Guest
Peter van Rijssen
Ball Guest
Jeff Weekley
Ball Guest
Michael Scott Thomas
Ball Guest
Ginger Wilde


Director of Photography        
Bryan Fowler
Assistant Camera
Andy Crespo
PA / Camera Equipment
Wes Cordell
Chris Durfee
Key Grip
Mark Stover
Travis Eagledove
Drone Pilot
Mike Gentilini
Drone Gimbal Operator
James Suttles
Drone Safety Officer
Ryan Atkins


Costume Manager & Dress Maker
Jennifer Beatty
Makeup Artist
Ren Allen
Wardrobe Coordinator
Carina Lopez - ACT
Mortsafe Maker
Jim Julien
Fire Propmaster
Alex ChaBuku Bakke, Unifire
Set Photographer                
Destinee Blau Photography
Front Card & End Card
Chris Hayward & Destinee Blau


Falcon provided by the Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw, SC. 
Special thanks to Stephen Schabel and Audrey Poplin.
Lady Rowena's horse played by Marco Polo Beatty.
Special thanks to our Horse Handler Lisa Dutra.
Cedric the St. Bernard played by Handsome Jake.
Special thanks to Karen Shaw, Clayton Fogg and Rachel Fogg, Veterinarian.


This book trailer was filmed entirely in the Asheville, North Carolina area.

Special thanks to:

The Grand Bohemian Hotel, John Luckett & Parker King
San Giusto Estate, Roger Floren & Judy Floren
John Cram & Matt Chambers of New Morning Gallery
Dupont State Park
Ann Skoglund, Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Warren Wilson College


The background music in this book trailer is “Thousand Eyes“, written and performed by Of Monsters and Men. The song has been lawfully licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing¬†and Universal Music Group (UMG). I want to thank the¬†members of the band for approving the use of their song with this trailer.¬†Buy ‚ÄúThousand Eyes‚ÄĚ on iTunes here:¬†Learn more about Of Monsters and Men here:

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty published by Disney Hyperion. ¬© 2017 Site by Robert Beatty BILTMORE ESTATE¬ģ images used with permission Voted #1 Best Middle Grade Books for 2015