Mull horror movie up for film festival prize

Running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife, Eric Black, played by Tom Hughes, takes a job as a shepherd. Trapped alone on a majestic weather-beaten island with an ominous secret.

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A nerve-jangling movie shot on Mull is up for a prize at a top British film festival next month.

Shepherd, starring actor Tom Hughes, is in the running for awards at this year’s BFI (British Film Industry) London Film Festival 2021.

The eerie film starring actor Tom Hughes and Kate Dickie, of Game of Thrones fame as Lysa Arryn, will have its world premiere at the festival on  October 14, before being released to cinemas on November 5.

Shepherd’s writer and director Russell Owen is delighted with the news of the film’s selection saying it is a ‘massive honour’.

Earlier this year The Oban Times reported some of the film’s crew, including extras from Mull, were still waiting for wages.

Film boss Karim Tshibangu said he would pay out ‘whatever is outstanding’ once the film’s sales agents paid him.

Mr Tshibangu, who heads up Castle Valley Films, had already apologised in The Oban Times in 2019 for unpaid wages.

Some of the extras, location assistants and bills were paid, others received part of their money at the time, but there were still some who received no wages at all.

The film plot tells of Eric Black, played by Tom Hughes, who is running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife.

He takes a job as a shepherd and is trapped alone on a remote weather-beaten island with an ominous secret.

Caption: Running from grief after the mysterious death of his wife, Eric Black, played by Tom Hughes, takes a job as a shepherd. Trapped alone on a majestic weather-beaten island with an ominous secret.
Picture: Strike Media Ltd
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