Back in late 2011, I had the pleasure of spending three months working for the Liverpool-based film company Hurricane Films which gave me a taste of what it was like to graft in the industry.
Having been responsible for making fascinating features like the family comedy Under the Mud (2006) and the BAFTA-nominated documentary Of Time and the City (2008), producers Roy Boulter and Solon Papadopoulos are finally set to unveil their biggest project to date.
The pair have once again collaborated with veteran director (and good friend) Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Deep Blue Sea) to make the big-screen adaption of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s acclaimed Scottish novel Sunset Song.
Following months and months of lengthy waiting, the film’s official trailer has finally premiered online courtesy of The Guardian.
Set in the early 20th Century, the story sees former model-turned actress Agyness Deyn (Clash of the Titians, Electricity) play Chris Guthrie, a young woman from a Scottish farming family who strives for a better life. But despite finding love later on, her happiness is shortlived by the arrival of World War I.
Deyn is supported by the likes of Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur, Top of the Lake) as Chris’s abusive father John and Kevin Guthrie (Still Game, Sunshine on Leith) as her husband Ewan.
As well as being filmed in Scotland, the epic drama was also shot in New Zealand and Luxenbourg but production issues resulted in its completion being delayed over the past three years until now.
The film was well-received at the Toronto Film Festival last month and has already been universally praised by British critics during the London Film Festival. Deyn herself was recently nominated for Best Newcomer by the British Independent Film Awards.
Sunset Song will be released in the UK on December 4th.