Trainspotting 2 backed by Creative Scotland
With just a few weeks to go until principal photography gets underway on the Trainspotting sequel, Creative Scotland has confirmed it has provided financial support for the film.
A report in The Scotsman says that the organisation has provided finance to the tune of up to £500,000.
The body runs several different funding programmes, and last year launched the Production Growth Fund – the specific division which has awarded the money to Danny Boyle’s film - which aims to lure filmmakers and TV producers to base their major projects in Scotland.
The pot stood at £1.75m at the time of the announcement, made by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop last September, and is made up of £1m from Creative Scotland and £750,000 from the Scottish Government.
Boyle’s feature reunites the four main characters from the now-iconic original, and is utilising locations including Glasgow and Edinburgh.
On PI you can find details of the main HoDs involved in Trainspotting 2, including the location manager and production designer.
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