Young Simon waits anxiously at the confessional.

Old Edinburgh Church hosts filming of ‘Simon’

St. Patrick’s Church in Edinburgh’s Old Town played host to the First and Only film crew as they went about filming ‘Simon’ a prequel short film for the main feature, First and Only.

The film is based on the best selling novel by Peter Flannery. Last year director Magnus Wake successful ran a crowdfunding campaign for the film and making this short is part of the adaptation process.

Director Magnus Wake commented, “It’s great to finally be filming something from the book. We had a huge surge of support for the film and it’ll be great to show our backers and the public what we’ve got in mind for the main film.”

The last year has seen the full script being developed by respected writer Alastair Rutherford. The team are now building a package to take to film investors for raising funds through the UK governments SEIS and EIS finance schemes. Producer Simone Bett said, “Part of raising investment for a project like this is making sure people understand that this is being produced up to and beyond the current feature film specification. We filmed at 5k (Ed. That’s really high quality to you and me) to help future proof the investment in filming. We also used a cast of up and  coming actors, people who’ve been featured in well know series such as Game of Thrones and Outlander.”

More news and info can be found at www.firstandonlymovie.com

A big thank you goes to everyone who helped on the filming and especially to our hosts at St. Patricks.

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