Tiree recreates Trainspotting’s classic film scene
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.’
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Derek Campbell leads the way as Renton in the Tiree take on Trainspotting.