Scotland home to The Silent Storm shoot with Damian Lewis
Shooting of the new feature film The Silent Storm is now underway in Scotland. The cast is being led by Andrea Riseborough (Shadowdancer, Oblivion) and Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Damian Lewis (Homeland, Keane).
The story, filmed on the Isle of Mull, is being described as a passionate and provocative love story. Other actors include John Sessions (Filth, Gangs of New York), Kate Dickie (Filth, Red Road) and newcomer Ross Anderson (Privates). The film has been written and will be directed by BIFA-nominated director Corinna Villari-McFarlane.
Riseborough stars as Aislin, an enigmatic outsider living on a wild and remote Scottish island. She is caught between her commanding husband, a Minister (Lewis), and the vitality of a 17 year-old delinquent (Anderson), who is sent to live with them as part of a rehabilitation scheme. His youthful nature ignites a passion within her, which offers her a way out of a life bound by convention and into the world beyond.
West End Films is handling international sales and introduced the project to the market in Cannes. Marc Samuelson (Wilde, Arlington Road, The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Steve Milne (Moon, The King’s Speech, McCullin) and Hani Farsi (The Time That Remains) are also on board as executive producers.
Villari-McFarlane says: “I've woken up this morning on location surrounded by the most wonderful backdrop of my ancestral home land. I've brought with me three world class actors and now the work begins to bring this intimate yet epic story to life.”
The behind-the-scenes team includes cinematographer Ed Rutherford (Archipelago, A Long Way from Home), production designer Matthew Button (A Lonely Place to Die, Doghouse) and editor Kate Baird (Skyfall).