Published: 26/05/2012 16:00 - Updated: 25/05/2012 13:10

Film app promotes the Highlands as a movie location

THE Highlands of Scotland Film Commission is celebrating its 20th anniversary and to mark the occasion a brand new Highlands film app is being promoted at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Highlands are being marketed to the film industry in Cannes.
The Highlands are being marketed to the film industry in Cannes.

The commission is working with local Highland businesses to develop an iPad app which is being previewed as part of the Creative Scotland programme of events in Cannes.

The commission which is part of the Council’s planning and development service has helped to facilitate the filming of a long list of productions from Braveheart and Rob Roy to more recent productions such as The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and The Angel’s Share, which is in the main competition in Cannes.

Over the last 20 years over £60 million of inward investment has been brought to the area in terms of film and television production.

The main aim of the commission is to ensure that as much of a production budget as possible is spent on local business services and facilities.

Highland Council’s Film development officer Trish Shorthouse is in Cannes promoting the Scottish Highlands by encouraging film festival goers to download the app and access everything they need to know about filming in the Highlands, including locations, permissions, cast, crew and facilities.

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