The first contemporaryGaelic-language feature, Seachd -- The Inaccessible Pinnacle, starts shooting on the Isle of Skye next week andcontinues through July.
Scottish producer ChrisYoung, who previously worked on Festival, will produce for Young Films.
The film is about a youngboy whose goes to live with his storytelling grandfather after the tragic deathof his parents. The grandfather'sstories cast a spell on the boy and transport him into a magical world.
Padruig Morrison plays theboy and novelist Aonghas Padraig Caimbeul plays his grandfather. The cast alsofeatures Iain Macrae, David Walker, Kathleen MacInnes and Dolina MacLennan.
Simon Miller will make hisfeature directorial debut from a story by he and Joe Cockwell wrote with IainFinlay MacLeod, Ishbel T MacDonald and Aonghas MacNeicail. MacLeod, ChristineMorrison and Calum MacKinnon will co-direct.
Young is representing thefilm in Cannes this week and handling international sales through Young Films.
The budget of $1.2m (£655,000)is financed by BBC Alba, Serbheis Nam Meadhannan Gaidhlig, Scottish Screen andthe Glasgow Film Office with support from Gaelic College Sabhal Mor Ostaig andHighlands and Islands Film Commission.