WHEN budding filmmaker Corinna McFarlane took a road trip to Scotland, the idea was to trace some of her Glasgow-born dad’s heritage.
But the journey took a different turn when Corinna found herself caught in a storm on the Isle of Mull.
Using the incident as the starting point for a whole different story, the 35-year-old found herself back on Mull two years later.
This time with a camera crew and actors Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough for company.
“It was a really stormy night, 90mph winds and heavy rain and I was looking for somewhere to take shelter,” recalls Corinna, of her first visit to Mull.
“I knocked on the door of this cottage in the middle of nowhere.
“The couple inside were very nice and put me up on a wrought-iron bed in a power cut and as I lay there, this idea came to me about an orphaned boy from Glasgow being delivered to this island as part of a rehabilitation programme.”
It transformed into the post-war melodrama The Silent Storm.
The film tells of a woman caught between her overbearing minister husband and a charismatic 17-year-old criminal sent to them from the mainland to look after.
The Silent Storm is at selected cinemas now.
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