Young educated beauty Fancy Day comes to town to take the post as the local village school teacher and care for her ailing father. Soon gossip around the village turns to which gentleman Miss Day will marry. The lead contender is wealthy Mr. Shinar. Fancy, however, has also caught the attention of poor Dick Dewy a local removal man and the local minister Parson Maybold. Poor Fancy is also caught in the middle of a feud between the parson and the former church choir when the parson introduces a harmonium to provide the church music, effectively usurping the choir, and asks Fancy to play.
Filmed on location in Jersey, we built the village and church around an existing heritage museum, building and dressing both exteriors and interiors in one place. The winter scenes were filmed at the height of summer in July, using fake paper and foam snow effects and CGI elements.