Filming in Argyll and Bute
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'I Am Breathing' Global Screening Day 21st June
This year, on 21 June, in a wee village in Scotland a small group will get together to watch
a film about a man who dies from motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS or
Lou Gehrig’s disease. At the same time, in a cinema in Finland, people are arriving from all
over to see the the film, I AM BREATHING. In Russia, in the UK, across America, in Brazil,
in India and across the world others have volunteered to screen the film – in village halls,
Latest Filming News - April 2013
McDonalds have recently finished shooting their latest advert. Locations used included Ardkinglas Estate, Blairmore Pier and The Rest and Be Thankful. View it on Youtube!
Wild Britain with Ray Mears - Argyll Episode - 8th February
Wild Britain with Ray Mears starts transmitting from 4th January at 8pm on ITV1 so please look out for it! The Argyll episode transmits on 8th February.
In the third series of WILD BRITAIN WITH RAY MEARS, Ray continues his celebration of the British landscape and its wildlife. Ray travels the length and breadth of Britain during spring and summer to explore forests, rivers, islands and coasts – revealing the wildlife secrets that each habitat reveals if you know where to look.
At each location Ray meets a cast of local experts - conservationists and amateur enthusiasts with a passion for the wildlife on their doorstep. He shares his knowledge of field crafts, such as cooking limpets collected from the shore or tracking and observational techniques for wildlife, and examines the underlying geology which has given each landscape its character.
In this episode, Ray explores one of the world’s rarest habitats – temperate rainforest - in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. This so-called ‘Celtic Rainforest’ is one of just 7 areas of temperate rainforest in the world. Here he discovers the skittish sika deer – an introduced species from Japan now settled in Britain – and meets local lichenologist Andy Atkins who shows him a wealth of lichen species which thrive in the wet humid climate of the Argyll coast. Ray gets a rare chance to observe the nest of a pair of ospreys and meets a rodent with an impressive set of construction skills. The European beaver has been reintroduced to Scotland after an absence of 400 years and Ray meets Alan Bantick of the Scottish Beaver Trial to find out just why the beaver’s return has been so beneficial for other wildlife.
BBC ALBA - Classic Tales
Tha Cathy NicDhòmhnaill a' rannsachadh ceithir sgìrean de dh'Alba - ach chan e leabhar-iùil a th' aice na cois anns gach àite, ach nobhail ainmeil. Dè bhuaidh a bh' aig an tìr air ùghdaran 'Kidnapped', 'The Silver Darlings', 'Sunset Song' agus 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', agus dè cho fìrinneach sa bha an dealbh a rinn iad dhen tìr sin?
Cathy MacDonald explores four areas of Scotland - but instead of taking a guide book, she travels with a classic novel. How were the authors of ‘Kidnapped’, ‘The Silver Darlings’, ‘Sunset Song’ and ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ influenced by the Scottish landscape, and how successfully did they portray that landscape?
Diardaoin 20 An t-Sultain aig 2030 / Thursday 20th September at 2030
Diardaoin 27 an t-Sultain aig 2030 / Thursday 27th September at 2030
The Silver Darlings
Dihaoine 5 An Damhair aig 2030 / Friday 5th October at 2030
The Thirty-Nine Steps
Dihaoine 12 An Damhair aig 2030 / Friday 12th October at 2030
Bidh ath-chraoladh ann de gach program air oidhche na Sàbaid aig 2030.
Each programme will be repeated on the subsequent Sunday at 2030.
At the Edinburgh International Film Festival 20th June - 1st July two short films are getting their debut screenings - In Search of the Wallaby - The Isle of Islay, Scotland. Human population: 3,457. Sheep population: 20,000 (or thereabouts). Wallaby population: 1 (deceased)? We have come to Islay with one intention – to solve the mystery of the wallaby.
and Death of a Nut - When death tries to steal away Jack's mother, the opposing parties engage in a tussle that will see the antagonistic forces contained in the shell of a nut and cast in the ocean - Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the British Short Film Competition
Argyll and Bute Council welcomes film, television and photographic companies who wish to film/photograph within our area.
We can provide free and confidential advice and information to film makers about locations, ownership, film related suppliers and services. This service works closely with Creative Scotland, Scottish Locations Network and Highland Film Commission.
We have an extensive library of digitised photographs of potential film locations ranging from red telephone boxes and suits of armour to mansions, castles, beaches and spectacular vistas.
Do You Think Your Property Could Be A Potential Film Location? If so, please complete the Film Location Database Form.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Projects within Argyll and Bute include:
TV – Downton Abbey, Wildest Islands, Coast, Johnny Beattie Tribute, Wild Britain, Classic Tales
Commercials – Starburst, Burger King, Co-op, Clan Campbell whisky, Sainsbury's Finance
Film – Max Manus, Valhalla Rising, Decoy Bride, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Dark Shadows
Max Manus - Based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus The story follows Manus (played by Aksel Hennie) from the Winter War against the Soviet Union through the outbreak of World War 2, the German occupation of Norway, his Commando training in Scotland until peacetime in 1945.
Valhalla Rising - It's 1000 AD, and for years, One Eye, (played by Mads Mikkelsen) a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde.
Decoy Bride - When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.
Alice Eve – Kelly Macdonald - David Tennant
Dark Shadows - A gothic-horror tale centring on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the cult TV series.
Johnny Depp – Michele Pfeiffer – Eva Green
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