VIDEO: Trailer released for Tayside alien invasion film

The first trailer has been released for an alien invasion film shot in Tayside.

Inspired by classic ’80s sci-fi films and the Netflix series Stranger Things, IronStar Films’ short movie Tellurian is on target to be completed and ready for summer 2018.

IronStar Films, which is staffed by Graeme Carr, Peter Birnie, Dean Pearson and Allan Jennings who all live and work in Angus, launched a £4,000 IndieGoGo campaign to get the project up and running.

Lead roles were given to King Arthur star Craig McGinlay and The Gaelic King actress Kerry Browne.

The rest of the cast features several actors from Tayside, including Arbroath’s Chris O’Mara and “rapping Proclaimer” Billy Boyd who is best known for The Great Hip Hop Hoax.

Graeme said filming started at Scotland’s Secret Bunker in Fife before moving to Arbroath’s Rosely House Hotel and the former Sunnyside Hospital in Montrose.

“These locations were to provide the background for our opening scene and alien invasion respectively,” he said.

“I’m not sure what local dog walkers thought when they happened across more than 20 cast and crew running about with smoke machines and alien costumes.

“Our fifth day of filming was just outside Arbroath in Ethie Woods where we shot the pod landing scene with a fully custom-built eight-foot space pod.”

Tellurian is a tale of the enduring human spirit in the wake of an alien invasion where all the children on Earth disappear.

Graeme said releasing the trailer allowed people “to see what we are trying to create and hopefully get behind the project safe in the knowledge that we are putting out something of quality”.

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