A horror film produced in the north-east will have its world premiere this week as part of an international women’s film festival.
The Dark Within was written, produced and directed by Portlethen wife and husband team Lorraine and David Keith.
It premieres at the Femme International Film Festival in Los Angeles this week.
The festival celebrates and supports advancing content creation by women producers, writers, and directors from around the world.
Feeling proud that her work has been “recognised”, Mrs Keith last night said: “Even though the horror genre is typically more male oriented behind the scenes, the majority of our team behind the film were in fact woman.
“This is the fourth feature film we’ve made, but it’s only the second project that has been funded directly out of the US; so the pressure was defiantly on me to keep the production as seamless as possible.”
From producing, casting, writing, make-up FX and acting, the movie relied on female crew members from both the US and Scotland to get the film made.
After submitting the feature length film on the “off chance”, Mrs Keith last night said they had been “delighted” when they heard it had been accepted.
She added: “We filmed it all in the north-east.
“The derelict house is a house in Logie Coldstone and for the inside we built a set in a warehouse in Stonehaven. More filming was carried out in Aberdeen, so people may recognise some parts.
It was a real international production, we had actors from London, LA and Las Vegas.
“The crew was made up from locals from Aberdeen and Fife. It was an interesting group of people to have together here in Aberdeen, the US half of the team loved their time in Scotland and already have another production ready to shoot here in 2019.”
The Dark Within, made by ClearFocus Movies, is awaiting a general release date, but it is hoped to be available in the UK early next year.