Weathering the Cannes storm
Screen chats to Carol McGregor about raising the financing for her Scottish set feature Between Weathers. The question is…will Ewan be in it?
Screen was delighted to receive a phone call from Scottish producer Carol McGregor (Ewan’s mum!) who is in Cannes to raise the financing for her feature Between Weathers, about an American millionaire who plans to turn a remote Shetland island into a tourist destination for the rich and famous, a la Donald Trump.
When we met in Cannes last year, the project was at the very early stages, but fast forward a year and things have moved on dramatically, with Sharleen Spiteri heading up the cast and plans for a September shoot in beautiful Shetland. (see the picture..it looks stunning).
With backing from Creative Scotland and $2.9m (£1.8m) in kind, Carol needs to raise a further $4.8m (£3m) for the project through “social investment” in the film which will reward investors with a positive spcial impact instead of profit, but she’s also looking for support from the international production community.
Apparently, there are still a few key roles to cast.
Now if only Carol knew a gorgeous, bankable, A-list, Scottish actor..
“It depends on his schedule,” says Carol. “But he’s very supportive of the film!”
For more info go to www.betweenweathers.com