Chris Young, producer of The Inbetweeners Movie, on how his new film foundation will bring US-inspired indie film-making to the Hebrides
When Burt Lancaster walks along the beach of the fictional village of Ferness in the hit film Local Hero, the outline of a dark island is visible across the sea behind him. The isle is Skye and the film, made by Bill Forsyth in 1983, remains one of Scotland’s cinematic triumphs.
Fittingly, this stretch of Skye coastline is to become home to a brave new adventure for the Scottish film industry. This week the film producer Chris Young, a former disciple of Forsyth, is launching a major film centre on the south of the Hebridean island that will emulate Robert Redford’s famous Sundance complex in Utah.