VIDEO: Lewis has starring role in new movie

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Movie premiere glamour could soon be on its way to Stornoway courtesy of the short film project ‘Tide’ which shoots in Lewis at the end of April.

Lochaber film directing student Gordon Napier and actor Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot, Gangs of New York) are behind the project.

Lochaber film directing student Gordon Napier and actor Gary Lewis.

Lochaber film directing student Gordon Napier and actor Gary Lewis.

Talking about the work being undertaken to produce the film, Gordon explained: “I’m writing and directing it with Gary assisting with developing the script and starring in the lead role.”

The 25-minute film, which will be presented to international film festivals on completion, centres on the main character of Alasdair, a lobster fisherman from the Isle of Lewis, who believes he witnesses a suicide from the coastal cliffs.

However when he rushes to where the man fell there is no trace of anyone to save, there is no record of anyone missing and no body is found and doubt begins to form in those around him.

The project is being shot on a ‘micro-budget’ and is relying on the generosity of the public for funding.

Gordon explained: “We rely on the public being inspired by the story in some way, or feel a part of the world we’re making a film about to want to contribute and become a part of it.

“They then support us through the crowd funding platform indiegogo.com. We offer various perks or rewards for doing so, so that we¹re giving something back to them for their involvement. These are things like dinner with the cast and crew, an acting masterclass with Gary Lewis and, invitation to the premier screening etc.”

If you want to find out more about the project log on to: www.indiegogo.com/projects/tide-a-scottish-short-film/x/566702 or check out the project’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/tideshortfilm.

Also see this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out on Thursday, for the full interview with Director Gordon Napier.