Fife's Legend of Black Diamond
Principal cinematography on the steam punk Western the 'Legend of Black Diamond' recently wrapped following extensive shooting at locations across Fife. Director Graeme Campbell from Glass Bullet Productions explained that one of the film's primary drives was to use existing abandoned industrial locations and to create a post apocalyptic look combining elements of the steam punk genre with the spaghetti western: 'We mixed a vast quarry site near Glenrothes and the cave system at East Wemyss with a concrete Silo near St Andrews and the former railway marshalling yards in Leven to create a unique landscape for the production which tells the story of heroine Black Diamond and her quest for revenge aginst marauding Liquidators who destroy her mine and her people'.
Extensive props were used on the film including a diesel locomotive, pictured above with leading actor Christopher Cubitt as Queen of the Liquidators. Retired Hollywood Stunt Man Bob McCrystal, who worked with John Wayne on the Green Berets and also worked on a number of James Bond and
Superman films, acted as stunt advisor on the film as well as performing a number of stunts himself.
The film will premiere at the Regent Cinema in Leven later in the year followed by a release on DVD and Channel Fife TV.
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