Collies and the county get their moment in spotlight

The Border Collie film will be shot in Northumberland  and the Scottish Borders

The Border Collie film will be shot in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders

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A north Northumberland production company is working on a new documentary,due out in December, about the area’s use of Border collies.

The film, to be shot in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders by Shadowcat Films, will explore the heritage of the Border collie, featuring modern-day shepherds working with dogs alongside memories from retired shepherds.

The film’s director, Alysoun Sharpe, said: “We would like to capture the unique working relationship which shepherds have with their dogs and the close bond they share.

“We will be looking at past times but also bringing the film up to date by following modern-day shepherds.

“At Shadowcat Films we are passionate about promoting Northumberland and the Scottish Borders through film, and we’re incredibly excited to be able to take this project forward. We are also delighted to be working with Jas Gibson, a talented local photographer and cameraman.”

Partial funding has been granted by the Northumberland National Park and in the summer Shadowcat Films also hope to raise some of the post-production budget through crowd funding.

Shadowcat Films would love to hear from anyone in the region who is currently working with Border collies or has done so in the past.

Anyone interested can contact alysoun@shadowcatfilms.com or 01668 283465 by May 10.