Between Weathers has it’s very own local hero!

Marin CEO George Stroud and Between Weathers Director Jim Brown

Marin CEO George Stroud and Between Weathers Director Jim Brown

B4films are delighted to announce that Shetlander George Stroud, CEO of Marin Subsea has injected a massive six-figure sum of money into  Between Weathers.

George Stroud, ‘I have always had strong links with Shetland, school, family, and friends.  I was talking to a songwriter friend of mine Alex Pithie who told me about a film that was being shot in Shetland.  Having pondered the question for some time about how I could put something back into the community, I got in touch with the team at B4 Films and Jim Brown.  I invited Jim and his team to my offices and we started to explore the possibilities of working together.  Further research on the film showed that there were many similarities between the script and my own Shetland experiences.   This really is a brilliant way to invest in Shetland and Scottish business.   Our business supports many global businesses and in the current economic times I feel it is important that we consider the future.   I couldn’t think of a better way to give something back to Shetland, a place I regard as home.   I have been looking for local community based projects to invest in and this one stood out above the rest.   I believe that Jim and his team at B4films have the right formula, a formula that will help bring a bright creative future to the Shetland Isles and leave a brilliant legacy.”

Between Weathers director Jim Brown said that he went to meet George because he sounded so enthused about the idea. “Money was never mentioned at our first meeting, we had a great lunch and George spoke passionately about Shetland and how it held such a special place in his heart.  His love for the place was infectious.  It was only after another couple of meetings that George said that he would like to invest in the film.  This social investment mirrors the narrative of the film perfectly.  It’s about putting something back into the North of Scotland and Shetland.  We thank George very much for this investment, an investment that will be instrumental in putting Shetland on the Global map”.

Director of Shetland Arts and Executive Producer, Between Weathers, Gwilym Gibbons, “Between Weathers is not just about making a great film, it’s about changing lives and transforming the economic future of a small island community.  This first significant sum of ‘social investment’ will generate a number of advantages, not least that the approach ensures the film’s underlying social purpose is protected by ‘asset locking’ a percentage of IP and profits for re-investment into Shetland’s creative community. On behalf of the Shetland community and the generations to come who will benefit from the legacy for Shetland, Between Weathers will create; I wish to thank George for his generous support. I have never met someone before with such passion, vision and desire to put something back into their community and home”.

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