Skye will form the backdrop for an upcoming fantasy film.

Skarnen will tell the story of young prince Edrig, whose grip on reality is eroded as he struggles to live up to his deceased father.  

Written and directed by Tim Archibald, the film will be shot entirely on the Isle of Skye.  

Tim explains: “I want to utilize the expansive and brutal vistas to convey a lot of the atmosphere of the film and to portray the rising tension that Edrig and his men feel, trapped in a hostile environment.” 

Tim wants a strong authenticity to the design. “The costumes and the make-up need to sell the image that these are men who have travelled far and lived hard. Everything needs to feel worn and look like it has history. It is important to me for everything in the film to actually function. No polystyrene.”

The production is running a Kickstarter campaign to help with the costs associated with making an authentic period piece, with fantasy elements, set in Northern Europe during the Dark Ages. The production plans on working with rural skills craftsmen, leather workers, weapons experts and coracle builders to build the world of the film. The Kickstarter campaign has a goal of raising £5,000 and the campaign will be launched on August 20 2018.