Inspired by Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, Flight From Shadow  is our 2013 non-monetized short film with big production values.

“Flight From Shadow.” Our Wheel of Time inspired film. 2012.

About the ‘making of’ our Wheel of Time inspired film, “Flight from Shadow.”

Originally hosted at the channel, these two videos can now be seen through the McGrew Studios youtube channel at



This film’s screenplay by Blake Casselman is based on an early chapter from The Eye of the World, first in the epic Wheel of Time book series by Robert Jordan. BYU’s Professor of Literature and renowned author Brandon Sanderson finished the book series after Jordan’s death.

The Wheel of 9 Production company was formed, with executive producer Hraefn Wulfson and coproducer Jennifer McGrew overseeing the film’s extensive preproduction. Our shops designed and crafted the costumes, sets, props, miniatures and practical effects. McGrews donated the workspace as well as funding to purchase the needed fabrics, leathers and costume materials plus lumber and hardware for set and prop construction.  Staff, interns and friends in our creative community donated many hours to build the film’s physical assets.  Dedicated, Utah-based filmmakers, actors and technical crew generously gave their time, expertise and equipment to this entire project! You can see the complete cast and crew credits on the film’s IMDB page here.

Our Flight From Shadow rough-cut debuted in February 2013 to excited audiences at Provo’s famous fantasy and speculative fiction literary conference, LTUE (Life, the Universe and Everything).

The final version of Flight from Shadow debuted on September 6, 2013 at Salt Lake Comic Con, along with  …And The Wheel Turned, the behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film.

Both of these films are free for everyone to enjoy and share.


On the Flight from Shadow set. Mat and Rand, ready to run in full costume.
On the Flight from Shadow set. Mat and Rand in full costume, ready to run.

Wheel of Time
Fan Film

Flight from Shadow


Flight from Shadow

Set Photos

Abbie Warnock Photography


…of the Fantasy-Con pavilion under construction.




Interview with Hraefn Wulfson
on The Event Horizon last March
is available for podcast download.
It is Episode 4.

Here’s the direct link, below: