We are pleased to announce the short film will be available on Youtube & Vimeo - OUT 27.02.19
‘Last Respects’ is the latest creation from award-winning director Philip Sansom.
As autumn lights the Scottish Highlands, feuding brothers Richard and Danny Drummond road trip into the wilderness of whisky country to carry out the last request of their late father. In order to receive their inheritance, they must sprinkle a prized bottle of single malt onto his final resting place. Distilled into twenty-four hours, this dark comedy drives the brothers into close quarters and towards an unexpected twist.
“Suspenseful, captivating, gritty and powerful short film, showing the beauty of Scotland through the lens of a gangster-like thriller.”- World of Film International Festival, Glasgow, 2019
“Last Respects: what more could you want from a short film. Loved every minute of it.” - Driftwood Cinema
“Last Respects is an extremely well crafted film with great detail to the flow of the story complemented with excellent cinematography.” - Short film show
Also featuring JANET BAR as MS. PEWS and RORY McCALLUM as LANDLORD.
DIRECTOR - Philip Sansom
PRODUCER - Rupert Sansom
WRITTEN BY - Charlie Allen
STORY BY - Philip Sansom
CINEMATOGRAPHER - Neil Gordon
COLOURIST - Simone Gratarolla
FOCUS PULLER - Matt Cardiff
SOUND RECORDIST - Jamie Sotelo
1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA - Jack Pass
2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA - Sam Matheson
LIGHTING ASSISTANT - Christian McKenna
MAKEUP ARTIST - Joanne Cannon
DRONE OPERATOR - Will Glover
FIGHT DIRECTOR - EmmaClaire Brightlyn
SCRIPT CONSULTANT - Pip Sansom
MUSIC COMPOSER - Kristian Donaldson
SOUND DESIGN - Factory Studios
EDITOR - Philip Sansom
ASSISTANT EDITOR - Matt Nettlefold
BOTTLE ARTWORK - Jack Neville
Ken Grier - Creative Director of The Macallan, Morag Ralph at The Macallan, The Macallan Distillery, Boda Skins, Emily Ellis, Sonder Optic, Aberlour Hotel, Delnashaugh Hotel, Tandhu Distillery, Isabel Yule at Bygone Drives, Heather Rothes for her dogs, Joe Brandie at the Fiddichside Inn, Moray Council, Transport Scotland, Fraser Cameron at Scottish Police, Laurence Grant at the Strath Spey Railway
The River Spey
One of Scotland’s longest rivers, the River Spey is probably the most famous salmon river in the world. In its lower course, downstream of Grantown, it is a fast flowing river, providing miles of perfect and highly sought after fly fishing water. This clear water has attracted many whisky distilleries and thus created one of the most important whisky regions in Scotland.
A region with a rich history, Speyside is an area in North East Scotland home to hospitable communities proud of their heritage and traditions. The stunning natural landscape augmented by the autumn colours provided a beautiful tonal backdrop to the film.
Easter Elcie's House has been the spiritual home of Macallan since 1824. Director Philip Sansom and producer Rupert Sansom have worked with Macallan for many years, and it is because of that special relationship that this film came to be. Film crews rarely get to visit the distillery, let alone gain access to the old warehouses where we see Danny collect the rare bottle of 'Gran Reserva'.
Owned by the legendary Joe Brandie (pictured here with actors Simon Haycock and Charlie Allen), the Fiddichside Inn has been the watering hole of choice in Craigellichie, Speyside for nearly 100 years. Joe has only taken 4 days off since 1959 and we are very grateful to him for lending us his bar to shoot one of our scenes.