The film Between Weathers, which is to be shot in Fetlar, is holding auditions in Shetland at the end of the month – and the process has attracted the attention of the BBC.
It was announced today that the BBC’s flagship evening programme The One Show will be spending a week in Shetland with the movie team when auditions are held to find the final cast members.
Auditions are being held in Lerwick on 27th July and in Fetlar on 28th.
The One Show will be filming in Fetlar, and will incorporate the some of the auditions held into the isle into its footage.
A spokesman for the production said nearly 200 people had applied to audition for parts and everyone would have the chance to be seen. Previous auditions on the mainland had attracted a “fantastic response”.
The spokesman said The One Show had virtually “adopted” the movie and would also feature the premiere on the show.
Director Jim Brown said he would encourage as many people as possible to come to the open casting session in Fetlar. “It’s going to be an amazing experience with the BBC filming us in Fetlar. Anyone from Shetland is welcome to come along, all we ask is that they register themselves on the Between Weathers website. Everyone we know of already will be contacted by email and offered the chance to come to Fetlar with the BBC.
“We are still doing the Lerwick auditions on 27th but we would encourage as many as possible to join us in Fetlar and see what this beautiful island is all about. We will even lay on transport to get people there if there is enough demand.
“We are looking for all sorts of speaking parts and extras so everyone will get the chance to show off their abilities. How fantastic it would be if we could find some new acting talent. It’s going to be a fantastic week looking for people to join the Shetlanders who have already won parts in the movie.”
Millionaire businessman George Stroud who recently invested a six-figure sum in the venture may also come to Shetland at the same time.
For more information go to www.betweenweathers.com