Tiree recre­ates Trainspotting’s clas­sic film scene

The Oban Times - - News -

FILM-LOVERS on the Isle of Tiree have taken so­cial me­dia by storm af­ter they recre­ated the open­ing scene to Trainspotting.

The 45-sec­ond trib­ute was screened be­fore Trainspotting T2 was shown at Screen Tiree in front of around 20 peo­ple.

How­ever, since shar­ing the short film on so­cial me­dia, it has been viewed more than 9,250 times.

And it even re­ceived a men­tion from Irvine Welsh, au­thor of the Trainspotting books, who said ‘Love it’ on Twit­ter.

The film fea­tures Derek Camp­bell as Ren­ton, Jo Vale, Mairi Forbes and For­rest Lock­hart.

‘We made a trib­ute to Trainspotting swap­ping Ed­in­burgh’s Princes Street for the roads of Scarin­ish on the Isle of Tiree,’ said Jack Lock­hart, who shot and up­loaded the video to so­cial me­dia.

‘The fa­mous ‘choose life’ poem used in the film was changed to sum up is­land life.

‘In­stead of choos­ing leisure wear and match­ing lug­gage we chose gale force winds, wellies and a fleece.

‘Mak­ing the film was great fun and made with no bud­get in a cou­ple of hours on a grey Sun­day after­noon af­ter some cof­fee and bis­cuits.

‘It was shot en­tirely on a mo­bile phone. It was good fun and a real team ef­fort.’ Ac­com­pa­ny­ing the short film and the Train

spot­ting sound­track was a voiceover, which said: ‘Choose life. Choose gale force winds. Choose whole families of cy­clists go­ing re­ally slowly on sin­gle-track roads. Choose power cuts. Choose no sig­nal on your mo­bile phone. Choose ferry can­cel­la­tions due to ad­verse weather con­di­tions. Choose rusty cars. Choose wellies and a fleece. Choose your fu­ture. Choose Tiree.’

Search Screen Tiree on so­cial me­dia to keep up to date with fu­ture events.

Derek Camp­bell leads the way as Ren­ton in the Tiree take on Trainspotting.

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