Sarangu – a Maltese folktale

Sarangu – A Maltese folktale a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and produced by Filfla Studio has received funding from Arts Council Malta – Project support grant.

The graphic novel set in 1813 Malta during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague – which left a death toll of around 4,500 people – take inspiration from Maltese folk, landscape and historical environment.

The project aims to adapt Maltese folk to popular culture. The content will then be adapted into a virtual workshop on the development of world building and visual narratives.

This project has also benefited from research grants by Arts Council Malta, which gave rise to the Sarangu’s world – an ongoing research project on Maltese folk.

This is Filfla Studio’s first venture into publication. It had previously produced ‘Filfla’ – a short animation – which won the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival Audience Award and was finalist and official selection in various international festival. It was followed up with a second short animation – Mr Teddy is Angry slated for 2021 and supported by the Malta Film Commission.

Filfa Studio is a creative art studio specialising in storytelling through the medium of graphic art and 2D animation.

More information on Sarangu – a Maltese folktale soon.