Film could be next Braveheart

Part of the filming took place in Airth
Part of the filming took place in Airth

A southside producer is hoping that his low-budget, historical fantasy action feature film will be screened worldwide.

Nathan Todd, who lives in Pollokshields described the film as “Lord of the Rings and Narnia meet Braveheart.”

Shooting has already started on the 100-minute long Dalriata’s King in locations throughout Scotland.

It’s a story that’s set in the war-torn, dark ages of 800AD and focuses on the tale of Scots warrior king, Alpin Mac Echdach who hunts his young brother’s kidnappers through a dark forest where an ancient evil is said to hide.

“We wanted to make a historical fantasy about a period of Scottish history when the Picts and the Scots united to become Scotland,” said Nathan, who set up Fellowship Film this year with his two brothers and two cousins, who are also brothers. All five are very young hands in the cinematic industry, with all aged in their 20s.

Nathan said: “This is a serious project and the film trailer shows the excellence of the acting, the amazing sets and, of course, spectacular views of Scotland for battle scenes.

“We have been fortunate enough to bring together more than 100 people whose creativity, talent and energy is achieving the impossible. It is a fantastic Scottish project in every way.”

With a cast in the £24,000 film including many first-time actors and children, it is already being described as a budget Braveheart.”