Short Film: Nain Rouge Rising


Welcome to the Folkteller Universe

Somewhere, between time and space; beside fantasy and fact, lies a universe UNDISCOVERED, until now.

The Folkteller Universe is an ever-expanding place where stories live, breathe and take on a life of their own.

You are not alone in this world. There is evil. And there is good.

The evil comes in shadow and takes on many forms. The good comes to guide, to teach and to learn along with you.

There are the Folktellers; travelers of time, space and dimension. They are the chosen, dedicated to collecting stories and sharing the ones that need to be told.

If I asked you to enter this realm, this new universe with me, would you? I promise adventure, danger and sights unseen by the human eye. But there are no guarantees. Death lurks around every corner and evil waits for your arrival. Eventually, we all have to choose. 

Stay there, in the warmth and safety of your own, little world. Or come with me, and risk everything…

Read the first series in the Folkteller Universe...

“A thrilling example of historical fiction for children!”
— Amazon Review

Evil is afoot in the Motor City. 

Some legends fade over time, others grow. 

Who knows what will happen when two middle schoolers come face-to-face with a legendary red dwarf who appears as a harbinger of doom during the greatest crisis the city has ever faced.

Are these signs that the end is near or is their story only beginning?


Evil doesn’t ever go away. Even when you think you’ve conquered it, evil can somehow find a way back in.

Tom and Elly are little older and a little wiser with a new school, new friends and all of the challenges teenagers face.

But their greatest challenge lies right in front of them. The Nain Rouge has returned and their worlds will never be the same again.


Eventually, we all have to confront what we fear most, whether we like it or not.

Tom, Elly and the rest of their adventurous friends are committed to defeating the Nain Rouge once and for all.

The curtain rises for the final act, the ultimate conflict with evil. And no one knows who will be left standing.


Funded on Kickstarter, this 80-page graphic novel based on the first book in the Nain Rouge trilogy is now available! Written by Josef Bastian and Illustrated by Patrick McEvoy.

By weaving very adult issues of downturns, job loss, and recession-effect on families with this dark fantasy tale, Bastian has created a bogeyman we can all believe in - along with a hero and heroine who just might have the drive and energy to turn the city around.
— Amazon Review

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