Outlaw King, Scotland’s biggest budget feature film ever to be made in Scotland by home-grown talent, received its Scottish Premiere in Edinburgh on Friday 19 October.
Directed by David Mackenzie and developed and produced by Gillian Berrie of Sigma Films, Outlaw King’s screenplay was created by Bash Doran, David Mackenzie and emerging Scottish writer, James MacInnes.
Screen Scotland caught up with the Outlaw King stars attending the Premiere on the red carpet, including Chris Pine, Tony Curran, James Cosmo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Fulton and director, David Mackenzie.
Featuring a cast principally of Scottish and UK leading actors alongside leading actor Chris Pine, the production, which is set and shot entirely in Scotland, also employed a large number of Scottish based craft and technical talent and utilised over 45 different locations including Craigmillar Castle (Edinburgh), Linlithgow Palace, Berwick Bridge, Talisker (Skye), Glencoe, Doune Castle, Mugdock Country Park (Milngavie), Coral Beach (Skye) and the Quiraing (Skye).
Outlaw King has also hosted Scotland’s biggest ever single film trainee initiative. 35 trainees have experienced working across the creative, technical and business areas of the production. Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of filmmakers, the programme reflects the aims of valuable similar initiatives taking place across Scotland working to develop a continuous flow of skilled and creatively ambitious craft and technical crew.
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