RED CARPET FOR LOCAL FILM PREMIER
Written by Archie Fergusson on 10/12/2011
It is rumoured that a Red Carpet will greet the cast the crew and invited guest at Monday’s Premier at Dunoon’s Studio Cinema of the Dunoon Grammer School film “Nursery Crhymes”
Among the distinguish guest will be David Hayman the Scottish film and television actor and director, among other things known for his role as DCS Mike Walker in ITV drama Trial and Retribution.
As is the custom in the film industry prior to a film release comes the hype when actors from the movie do the media rounds to promote the film and it was with great pleasure that Victor welcomed members of the cast to the DCR Corridor Studio of the fabulous Penthouse Suite of The Argyll Business Centre.
Laura Gray the Director and writer accompanied by Actors Yasmine Dalton and Alan Ly told how the movie was made to highlight issues that face some young people not only here in Cowal but all over and tackles head-on issues regarding Alcohol, Drugs and Violence
Laura explained that having been invited by the head of drama at DGS to write a story line to address these issues she along with other pupils from the school produced a “story board” of a series of sketches based on nursery rhymes each one highlighting different issues .
Yasmine and Alan explained the roles they play Yasmin playing a character called Mary who is involved in the selling of drugs and Alan plays a character effected by alcohol who becomes very violent, asked if these were not difficult roles to play and to play accurately Yasmine replied that unfortunately she along with many of her friends know and witness only to frequently the actions of characters as the ones they portray in the film.
Helping with the filming was Shooters the film making arm of the Scottish humanitarian charity Spirit Aid founded by David Hayman which is dedicated to children of the world whose lives have been devastated by war, genocide, poverty, abuse or lack of opportunity at home and abroad. David is currently Head of Operations of the charity which undertakes humanitarian relief projects from Kosovo to Guinea-Bissau, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Malawi and South Africa.
Filming took place at several Cowal locations including Dunoon Community Hospital, Dunoon Police Station and Bishops Glen
And what of the fairy tales ,which ones did they select-Well you will have to see the movie to find out.