Oscar 2007: Seached, Gaelic Film, Hopeful for Foreign Oscar Nomination

August 14, 2007–A Scottish film conceived, produced and set on the Isle of Skye has hopes to be submitted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. “Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle,” the first Gaelic feature film, will have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Thu, August 16.

Hannah McGill, the festivals artistic director, said: “Seachd combines myth-making and fantasy with a real sense of grit and pragmatism. Thats very Scottish to me–the wildest flights of fancy presented in a sort of down-to-earth, straight-faced manner. Its pretty amazing that theres never been a Scottish Gaelic film before, but its great that the first one is creating such buzz.

Unfolds through Gaelic mythology, the film centers on the relationship between the nine-year-old Angus (Patrick Morrison) and his storytelling grandfather (Angus Peter Campbell), who cares for the child after his parents are killed on a remote rocky peak.

The films producer, Christopher Young, has learnt Gaelic since he moved to the Inner Hebridean island in 1999.