Banffshire Coast News

Local Hero Village Back in Picture

Local Hero village Pennan is about to provide the backdrop for another film by a team of award-winning movie-makers.

Titanic actor Ewan Stewart will play one of the lead roles in Whistle My Lad when production starts in April 2013.  Billed as a tragic story of forbidden love set against the deep-rooted traditions of a fishing community in the early 1900s, it is being made by the crew behind the BAFTA-winning No More Shall We Part, which was also shot in the north-east.  The production team is determined to find north-east faces and voices for the project.  Scriptwriter Richard Burke used to live on the Banffshire Coast and worked as a coastal salmon fisherman at Macduff.  He and the team have revisited the area and settled on a number of locations around Pennan - made famous in Local Hero in 1983 - and nearby Gardenstown.

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