Protesters are threateningto picket the world premiere screening of TheFlying Scotsman, which is scheduled to open the 60th EdinburghInternational Film Festival on August 14.
The production companyformed to make The Flying Scotsman,Mel Films Limited, is now in administration. Around 60crew members and extras have yet to be paid for their work on the film and aresaid to be owed a total of $147,563 (£79,000). A protest is planned for theopening night with the support of BECTU, the
The Flying Scotsman is currently seeking a
The film, directed byDouglas MacKinnon, tells the inspirational true story of champion Scottishcyclist Graeme Obree and stars JonnyLee Miller, Brian Cox and Laura Fraser.