David enjoys big screen success
Film-maker heads for Canada festival Kim to take stage at castle event
IT WAS his dream to have his work screened at a prestigious film festival.
And for North-east director David Keith his wish came true when his film was showcased at the star-studded event in Cannes.
But, just a few months on, the 31-year-old is delighted his work will now see him attend the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
David, of Newtonhill, said he was thrilled when his horror/comedy f i l m At t a c k o f t h e Her b a l s first attracted attention in America.
He said: “I was overwhelmed when a distribution company in Los Angeles picked it up. We have had a great response.
“I just found out recently that the film will now be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“I can’t believe it. It’s exciting.”
David, who grew up aspiring to become a director after falling in love with film and the secrets behind movie-making, said he has just completed shooting five new scenes for the film.
After it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, LA-based sales agent Camelot Entertainment offered to finance the shooting of new scenes to attract more movie buyers.
David said: “It was a fantastic opportunity. We shot the scenes at Blairs College.
“These additional scenes made the film more commercial, which will hopefully help to attract more buyers. I can’t wait for it to be shown at the festival.”
David said the new scenes for Attack of the Herbals revolved around the story of a mysterious crate that washes up in the small village of Lobster Cove.
And the scenes tell the story of the crate and its dark origins.
The former Portlethen Academy pupil, who runs his own business, Clear Focus and Video Multimedia, A NORTH-EAST singing sensation is set to perform at a major North-east music event.
Former Ellon Academy pupil Kim Anderson, 21, will perform alongside soul music legend Beverley Knight and Scottish folk band Capercaillie at Fyvie Live 2011, on August 13 at Fyvie Castle. Kim is in the second year of her musical theatre said he also has ideas of a possible sequel for the film.
He said: “The company Camelot Entertainment would like a sequel, so I have a draft written up.
“I’m looking forward to having the opportunity for some big names at the Toronto festival to see our work.” diploma at the Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, and was recently named one of the 12 most promising students in performing arts colleges in and around London.
Kim, pictured, said: “This will be the biggest audience I’ve performed in front of so far.
“Fyvie Live sounds like it’s going to be an incredibly special event.”
GREAT RESPONSE: Awardwinning film director David Keith. POPULAR: Attack of the Herbals attracted attention in America.