EXCLUSIVE: Entertainment Film Distributors has backed and will distribute Proclaimers musical, with Dexter Fletcher [pictured] directing Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks.
Anticipated DNA-Black Camel feature Sunshine on Leith, adapted by Stephen Greenhorn from his hit stage musical, is now underway in Scotland.
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Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) will direct Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George McKay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas and Freya Mavor in the “feel-good contemporary musical”, which will feature music from the iconic band The Proclaimers.
Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich produce from DNA with Arabella Page Croft and Kieran Parker from Black Camel Pictures (Outpost). The film marks Macdonald’s first feature produced in Scotland since Trainspotting.
Sunshine on Leith is financed by Entertainment Film Distributors, the BFI Film Fund and Creative Scotland, with Entertainment distributing in the UK.
Croft and Parker said: “Sunshine is a foot tapping feel good project that is blessed with terrific partners on its journey from script to screen. Stephen’s heartwarming script and The Proclaimer’s uplifting soundtrack allowed Black Camel to attract strong producing partners in DNA with the support of Entertainment, Creative Scotland and BFI. It’s a fantastic filmmaking opportunity for Black Camel and for Scotland.”
The film will shoot for six weeks in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid of The Proclaimers have released nine albums since 1987 and are probably best known for hits I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), I’m On My Way and Letter from America.