Jessie and the Elf Boy

Family, Featured, Non-USA | 84 minutes | 2022 | 4K | UK


Inspired by Scottish legend, this feel-good comedy follows the antics of the solitary forest elf, Ghillie Dhu, who becomes friends with a girl lost in the woods. When she is unexpectedly whisked away by her mother, a forlorn Ghillie sets out on a quest to find his lost companion.

Years later, in the city, Ghillie meets Jessie Macrae, a plucky teenager determined to win favor with her high-flying mother by becoming a renowned hair stylist. When Jessie discovers that Ghillie has a gift for hair styling, they strike up a unique partnership which causes chaos for the manager of the chic hair salon and catapults Jessie to fame.

Thanks to Ghillie, Jessie’s dreams are within reach, but will this meeting of two worlds be enough to overcome the deep hurt of broken relationships through the generations?

Cast & Credits

Julia Brown (World On Fire)
Huck Whittle (introducing)
Gail Watson (Karen Pirie / River City / Shetland)

Directed by Philip Todd
(The Gaelic King)
Producers: Philip Todd, Matthew Todd, Nathan Todd, John Walkinshaw, Tom Walkinshaw 

Winner: Best Film, Washington, D.C. International Cinema Festival
Top 10 Best of the Fest: Show Low Film Festival
Official Selection: Catholic Film Festival
Official Selection: Festival Angaelica

“An adventurous and heartfelt ride for all who believe in modern fairy tales.” -

 “You’ll be completely charmed.” – Reel News Daily

 “Drop Dead Fred redesigned as a family-friendly hair dramedy, with good performances.” - WorldFilmGeek

 “The story keeps a good pace, throws interesting curveballs, and feels fresh with its Scottish setting and dedicated cast bringing it to life.” - Common Sense Media

 “Refreshingly pure in spirit and filled with heart, humor, and humanity.” - The Independent Critic