It’s the beginning of the 20th Century. Smart, bold, 14-year-old Theodosia Throckmorton is the daughter of two intrepid Egyptologists and lives in London’s famous Museum of Legends and Antiquities. When Theo and her younger brother, invention-mad Henry, stumble on a mysterious artefact, the Eye of Horus, in a hidden tomb, Theo unlocks the power to see and perform true magic and discovers a whole new world of mystery and danger.
Back in Edwardian London, Theo must do battle with ancient forces, dark magic and comic chaos as she and her amateur-inventor brother, Henry – along with their friends, street magician, Will, and Egyptian princess, Safiya – try to survive teenage life and Edwardian education at the same time as saving the world.
26 x 26’
Junior / Live Action
Tween / Teen 10+
An exciting mix of adventure and magic where a group of teens attempt to fight a powerful secret society set on destroying the world with ancient Egyptian dark magic.
Magic, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Friendship, Ancient Egypt, Archeology.
Inquisitive, brave and decisive. Theo has a thirst for knowledge and won’t stop until she finds what she’s looking for. It can get her into trouble but she considers that a minor inconvenience in her quest for the truth. She likes doing things on her own but that will have to change if she’s going to save the world. She’ll need her friends as much as her self-confidence as she grapples with magic, mummies and romance.
Inventive, gawky and boisterous. Theo’s younger brother loves making gadgets, he dreams of being bigger than Edison and hopes to one day build a rocket ship to the moon. He hates being seen as the baby of the family, especially by his not-so-secret crush, Safiya. It makes him take unwise risks to prove himself which often backfire in spectacular ways.
Resourceful, resilient and charming. Will helps his mum pay the rent by entertaining the crowds as a street magician. He never complains about his lot in life, he’s too busy living in the moment and seizing every opportunity that comes his way. At first he joins Theo hoping to learn real magic but when he sees the enemies she’s battling he puts aside his own ambition to help her win the fight.
Audacious, fun-loving and witty. Safiya is proud to be a princess and sees nothing wrong with having a taste for the finer things in life. She speaks multiple languages, has a deep artistic sense and could be an excellent student… but why spend your time with your head in a book when you can be shopping for a new dress? Home-schooling with Theo and Henry is the last thing she wants to be doing, at least until they start skipping class to fight the Serpents of Chaos. This museum might be fun after all!
Enthusiastic, studious and optimistic. Following in the footsteps of his father, he’s a dedicated archeologist on the hunt for a big discovery. A devoted husband and father, he can be overprotective at times, something Theo really doesn’t appreciate, especially when it’s slowing her down on her mission to save the world.
Adventurous, progressive and tolerant. A talented American archeologist, determined to succeed in a male dominated field that thinks women shouldn’t dig in the dirt, it’s not ladylike. She’s a caring mother who wants to set a good example for her kids to show them what’s possible when you put your mind to it.
David Michel, Zoe Z. Carrera Allaix, Cécile Lauritano
Eloise Little, Nana Agyeman-Bediako, Yasmina El-Abd, and Frankie Minchella
Matthias Hoene, Alex Jacob, Matt Bloom
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With the support of the federal government of Belgium’s Tax Shelter and the Tax Shelter Investors and Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
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Photography Nicolas Velter / Creation Rysk
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