WITH Oscar season just around the corner, budding young Trotternish stars of the screen will find out on Wednesday (11.2) if their entry into a national film competition has made the final.
And there is still time to vote for their film, which was shot in Kilmuir last month, amidst a bumper year of entries and fierce competition.
Votes are still needed (only one per day is permitted per device) for the People’s Choice Favourite Film so click on this link http://filmg.co.uk/en/films/1141/ and get voting, please.
Children from Staffin, Kilmuir and Uig joined their counterparts from Macdiarmid and Portree primary schools in the cast in making the short film called “Suithad a Seonaid” which is amongst the highest number of entries to the national Gaelic film competition FilmG, since it started seven years ago.
Dannsairean an Eilein Sgitheanaich and the Totternish Folk Group were all involved in the production of the Trotternish blockbuster. The film, which lasts almost four minutes, revolves around Seonaid and her tough life dealing with a pipe-loving and stern hubby and lively brood of sons.
The pupils worked up the film idea in a “brainstorming sesson” during a day over the Christmas holidays and drew up a storyboard. In the second week of January they were allowed a day off school to carry out all the filming, which they carried out with cameraman Phil Todd.
The FilmG panel has already carried out judging for the other categories, bar the People’s Choice, so the children find out on Wednesday if the film has made the shortlist for the Community and Music category.
Megan MacIver, Lexy MacLeod, Erin Gillies and Isla MacLeod from Staffin, Beth Campbell and Jonathon Beaton from Kilmaluag and Seumas Campbell and Mia Mutch from Uig are all in the cast.