A Life in August

Synopsis

With her dancing career on hold and her baby due in three months, Lisa (Lisa Miller) is focused on saving her marriage; while husband Harry (Haston McLaren) seems more committed to his role as aviator than that of father. Lisa strives to make sense of Harry’s behaviour, but is unaware of the secret trauma that he is keeping from her. As their relationship begins to disintegrate, Harry has his own way of dealing with the crisis.

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About

A Life in August 'A Life in August' is a Feature Length film from myself, Haston Mclaren. As a first time Director, I feel extremely blessed by the calibre of actors that have been committed to this project. The film is the culmination of some five year's work. Probably somewhat unusually, the first task that I undertook in the long chain, was the writing of the film score. A discipline which I do have previous experience of. That's where the "previous" ends. I have failed to mention that I am also; first time Editor, Cameraman, Screenwriter etc. etc.. Hence the long gestation period. I often wondered why the screen credits seem to go on forever in most movies. Now I know. While it has been a very intense and, at times, very stressful period, It has been one of the most engaging challenges that I've ever undertaken. However, like every creation in life, it wouldn't have been possible without the support and help of so many kind and generous people. You know who you are. 'A Life in August' is currently in the final stages of post production.

Cast

There's more to life than acting you know. I'm sure I'm misquoting someone there. Anyway, I had the pleasure of having many 'on location' chats with our wonderful cast. Digging a little deeper, I found out  some interesting little facts about their lives. Hope you find them interesting too.

Principle Characters

Lisa

Lisa Miller

Sylvester Stalone may have put on a few pounds for his role in "Copland", but Lisa's commitment to her art is somewhat more pronounced. On set at six months pregnant is no small feat.

Harry

Haston McLaren

Really! Who likes to hear anyone tooting their own horn? If you'd like to find out more about what I've been up to, head over to my Director's website.

 

hastonmclaren.com

Supporting Cast

Filmed on Location in Scotland

Production

Just to prove the point that it wasn't all "Hard Labour". Here are a few on location shots. Most of which have been provided courtesy of Stills Photographer John Doherty.

 

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A Life in August

A Life in August 'A Life in August' is a Feature Length film from myself, Haston Mclaren. As a first time Director, I feel extremely blessed by the calibre of actors that have been committed to this project. The film is the culmination of some five year's work. Probably somewhat unusually, the first task that I undertook in the long chain, was the writing of the film score. A discipline which I do have previous experience of. That's where the "previous" ends. I have failed to mention that I am also; first time Editor, Cameraman, Screenwriter etc. etc.. Hence the long gestation period. I often wondered why the screen credits seem to go on forever in most movies. Now I know. While it has been a very intense and, at times, very stressful period, It has been one of the most engaging challenges that I've ever undertaken. However, like every creation in life, it wouldn't have been possible without the support and help of so many kind and generous people. You know who you are. 'A Life in August' is currently in the final stages of post production.
 A Life in August.com
Haston McLaren
A Life in August
A Life in August 'A Life in August' is a Feature Length film from myself, Haston Mclaren. As a first time Director, I feel extremely blessed by the calibre of actors that have been committed to this project. The film is the culmination of some five year's work. Probably somewhat unusually, the first task that I undertook in the long chain, was the writing of the film score. A discipline which I do have previous experience of. That's where the "previous" ends. I have failed to mention that I am also; first time Editor, Cameraman, Screenwriter etc. etc.. Hence the long gestation period. I often wondered why the screen credits seem to go on forever in most movies. Now I know. While it has been a very intense and, at times, very stressful period, It has been one of the most engaging challenges that I've ever undertaken. However, like every creation in life, it wouldn't have been possible without the support and help of so many kind and generous people. You know who you are. 'A Life in August' is currently in the final stages of post production.
 A Life in August.com
Haston McLaren
A Life in August
A Life in August 'A Life in August' is a Feature Length film from myself, Haston Mclaren. As a first time Director, I feel extremely blessed by the calibre of actors that have been committed to this project. The film is the culmination of some five year's work. Probably somewhat unusually, the first task that I undertook in the long chain, was the writing of the film score. A discipline which I do have previous experience of. That's where the "previous" ends. I have failed to mention that I am also; first time Editor, Cameraman, Screenwriter etc. etc.. Hence the long gestation period. I often wondered why the screen credits seem to go on forever in most movies. Now I know. While it has been a very intense and, at times, very stressful period, It has been one of the most engaging challenges that I've ever undertaken. However, like every creation in life, it wouldn't have been possible without the support and help of so many kind and generous people. You know who you are. 'A Life in August' is currently in the final stages of post production.
 A Life in August.com
Haston McLaren

 

A Life in August
A Life in August 'A Life in August' is a Feature Length film from myself, Haston Mclaren. As a first time Director, I feel extremely blessed by the calibre of actors that have been committed to this project. The film is the culmination of some five year's work. Probably somewhat unusually, the first task that I undertook in the long chain, was the writing of the film score. A discipline which I do have previous experience of. That's where the "previous" ends. I have failed to mention that I am also; first time Editor, Cameraman, Screenwriter etc. etc.. Hence the long gestation period. I often wondered why the screen credits seem to go on forever in most movies. Now I know. While it has been a very intense and, at times, very stressful period, It has been one of the most engaging challenges that I've ever undertaken. However, like every creation in life, it wouldn't have been possible without the support and help of so many kind and generous people. You know who you are. 'A Life in August' is currently in the final stages of post production.
 A Life in August.com

Haston McLaren