SILVER DARLINGS

YOUNG FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2018

Silver Darlings explores one woman's battle to keep her son from the enticing yet ferocious sea that had taken her husband so brutally years before and her attempt to suppress the surging desire for another man beholden to it.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Olivia HETREED
    • Producer(s)
    • Christopher YOUNG (Young Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Silver Darlings is to be a feature film based on the novel of the same name by author Neil Gunn. It tells the story of a community’s struggle to adapt to a new way of life; one dependent on the sea as opposed to the land, with a new horizon of opportunity taking the form of Herring Fisheries, following the demise of the crofting culture post-Highland Clearances. The story also looks at the relationship between a widow, Catrine, whose husband is lost at sea and fights to have her son, Finn, avoid the same fate. The relationship that forms between Catrine and a fishing boat captain, Roddie, however makes it increasingly difficult for Catrine to deter Finn from the draw of the ocean.
    • Partners & financing
    • BBC
      Creative Scotland
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