Glasgow filmmakers on new 'family film' about Nessie shot in Scotland

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“If you can’t believe in Nessie what can you believe in,” Robbie Moffat asks shortly after the release of his new film about the famous…

“If you can’t believe in Nessie what can you believe in,” Robbie Moffat asks shortly after the release of his newThe filmmaker, who grew up in Pollokshaws, is director of the feature Nessie which was shot inReleased on Monday, June 3, Nessie tells the story of an American billionaire who spotted the illusive monster whilst on holiday as a child and leaves $50million to the village of Loch Ness in his will, much to the chagrin of his son who decides to contest.

“If you go back to your own childhood I’m sure you believed in Santa so I think it’s like trying to get in touch with the kid inside ourselves.”Robbie, who attended Shawlands Academy, also co-wrote the script for Nessie which he produced with his company Palm Tree Universal and says he enjoyed the experience of returning to Scotland.

The 70-year-old explained: “The original writers were English and the Nessie story it was an outsiders point of view of what Scotland’s like with all the cliched put downs. “So I worked on the script and what I added into it was more like a touch of local hero, whisky galore and maybe a bit Ned Devine.A still from Nessie“I love Scotland. I miss the hills and the openness, the sense of space and the fresh air.The film stars actors including Patrick Kilpatrick , Tanya Fear , Stephanie Beacham and John Michie alongside Caroline Guthrie, Gary Grant and David Goodall.

Robbie, who has directed more than 25 feature films, says the response to Nessie so far has been “very positive”.“It’s a really good family movie. It’s a feel good film.”

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