Just back from a whistlestop trip to Mull. I flew up and back in 36
hours in order to get the main house location in order. In the last
five months, a lot of our beloved props (including Calum’s ‘treasure’
and the false walls of Nikki’s room) have been languishing in the
barn and needed sorting out. It was great to see the
island in the daylight and relative warmth, and to return to a place
full of memories with just me and trusty sidekicks Ryan Hendrick and
Rob McCroary. We needed a van and our friends at MacKays Garage and
Hire automatically handed the keys over to Ryan so familiar a sight
We had dinner with some old friends at Macgregors Roadhouse in
Craignure and reminisced on the good, the bad and the ugly of the
shoot. Despite the brevity of my visit, it was sad leaving and
driving the A82 back to Glasgow. I was also devastated to find my
Caledonian MacBrayne Coffee Express Loyalty Card wasn’t valid on the
ferry to Oban…two stamps left to get before my free capuccino
(usually the first sign of civilisation)
Meanwhile down South, the edit continues apace at Speade – we are
excited to now include Matthew Herbert’s temp tracks in the assembly.
There is a genuinely fun atmosphere that abounds along the corridors
of their Poland Street premises and the awesome contents of their
orange Smeg fridge….
Brek and Clare remain very busy with their respective films The
Wolfman and The Infidel (yikes, frightening combo!) as they approach
delivery and production respectively; it’s been fascinating watching
the projects unfold.
I’m preparing to fly out with Emily on another whistlestop tour of
wild landscapes and even wilder people – Cannes Film Festival! More
as it comes!!