GLASWEGIAN Kennedy Aitchison has joined the Between Weathers film team as its musical director and arranger.
Aberdeen-based film production company b4films plans to shoot a full length feature film on the small island of Fetlar, in spring next year.
Between Weathers tells the story of a small island community using the power of the Internet to stem the tide of depopulation.
Mr Aitchison’s credits include West End and touring productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and Saturday Night Fever.
He was also assistant musical director on the Emmy award winning movie, Jesus Christ Superstar and toured extensively in the US, Canada and Europe as musical director of Riverdance.
Director Jim Brown said: “We have done a lot of work together in television and I couldn’t ask for a better person to be by my side.”
Mr Aitchison added: “We are lining up a stellar team of Shetland based musicians and singers who will bring a contemporary feel to the traditionally-rooted music we want to use to enhance the atmosphere and underpin the characters in the movie.”
“The sound track will be exciting and unique, but very definitely respectful of the great Shetland fiddle, guitar and vocal traditions.
“I’m sure there will be many challenges facing us along the way, but with the levels of talent and expertise available, I’m sure something very special will be created to compliment this important picture.”
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