Laying foundation for film industry

An inspiring Forfar film director, whose first feature-length film will premiere in Perth next month, is laying new foundations for the Scottish film production industry.

Ryan Dewar of Dreamcastle Films has spent the last year working alongside Ian Grieve of Baudelaire Productions and on Sunday, February 15 their second feature-length film. ‘Time Teens: The Beginning’ will premiere at Perth Playhouse in an exclusive gala event.

The original screenplay has been written by Ian, a Perth actor and writer, directed by Ryan and filmed in Angus and Perthshire. This is their first fictional co-production although they have worked on a feature-length documentary in the past.

February’s upcoming premiere of the two-hour long feature film will be the launch-pad for their ambitious project of a local film industry hub, showcasing the area’s versatile landscape, unique infrastructure and wealth of original talent.

Ian said: “The idea for ‘Time Teens’ has been with me for many years and as well as the film, there is a TV series script written and ready to shoot.

“When I started working with Ryan we knew we had an opportunity to create something that could become a quality showpiece and give credence to the development of a film production industry in Tayside. It’s been a long time in the making but ‘Times Teens’ is everything we imagined and more.

“A film industry would benefit business, industry, community groups and individuals. By showcasing Perthshire and Angus as a desirable location for other film and TV productions we could reinvigorate the rural and city centre economies, create jobs and further promote the area as a desirable holiday destination. This is a very real opportunity that we want local people and businesses to embrace and support. Ultimately, we would like to attract funding to make the ‘Time Teen’ series and to realise this goal.”

Following the premiere, Perth Playhouse will show the film to the public between February, 20 and 26 before it begins its tour of the 2015 British and International film festival circuit.