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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Producer Ken Marshall on filming FILTH in Glasgow

'Filth' Q & A - April 2012
Formed in 2006, Steel Mill Pictures is based in London and has produced several feature films over the years including the award-winning, critically-acclaimed 'London to Brighton'. Most recently the team came to Glasgow to shoot the Irvine Welsh novel 'Filth' about a bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop who manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive period. Ken Marshall, producer on the film talks about his experience of filming the production here in Glasgow in 2012.

How long have you been involved in the production?
I started developing this project with writer/director Jon Baird approx 3 and half years ago.
Why did you choose to shoot in Glasgow?
The story is Scottish and primarily set in Edinburgh, so we felt we could make it work by shooting mainly out of Glasgow. Also, there is a very friendly, experienced and talented film community in Glasgow which made the decision quite easy!
What was the response from Glasgow Film Office / Glasgow City Council to your plans?
Glasgow Film Office (and in particular Jennifer Reynolds) were very supportive from the beginning; during our development phase and through principle photography. They were very easy to deal with and assisted us with logistics, contacts and a facilities grant
How many cast, crew, extras etc were involved?
Our cast was very big, close to 60 speaking parts. We hired about 80 Scottish crew and used many local companies.
How was your experience of Glasgow, would you recommend Glasgow for more shoots?
My experience in Glasgow was excellent; good crew, good people to work with. The city is very film friendly and surprisingly versatile for different settings. And Glasgow itself is a great city which I feel is really underrated.


Jamie Bell as Ray Lennox


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Very handsome photos.Love the filming very much.Love your blog style and the wonderful sharing.

Anna Damski said...

That's such a great photo of Jamie/Ray Lennox, with the ciggie behind his ear! :)


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