Serafina and the Black Cloak

We’re working on a Serafina book trailer!

Biltmore Estate Book Serafina and the Black Cloak

I’m excited to announce that for the last several months we’ve been in pre-production on a book trailer for Serafina and the Black Cloak, a short one to two minute video to entice readers into Serafina’s world. I’ve been working closely with Bonesteel Films on the project. We’ve completed the creative brainstorming, script development, scouting, site planning, costumes, casting, and all the other details. It’s been great fun, and a true life experience.

I’m also very pleased to announce that Biltmore Estate has graciously agreed to allow us to film the trailer inside the Biltmore House and around the Biltmore Estate grounds. I can’t thank them enough for this amazing honor. Both Bonesteel Films and I are determined to create something that not only captures the spirit of Serafina, but that the people of Biltmore will be proud of.

Also, you may have noticed over the last few months that I’ve been posting things like “Hey, here’s an awesome Serafina dress my wife made.” And “Hey guys, take a look at this scary black cloak…” All this has been in preparation for the trailer. The red gown, the black cloak, the yellow dress, and so much more will be used.

The best part is that we start shooting on-location at Biltmore next week. As we proceed through the shooting and then the post-production process, I’ll keep you posted on Serafina’s Facebook Page (which you should LIKE if you haven’t already) and Twitter. After months of preparation, we are about to embark on a great journey. Wish us luck! 🙂


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