Yorkshire-based panel products company, Lawcris, take centre stage in new independent film.
It’s not every day that a film company comes knocking at your door. As one of the biggest stock holders of sheet materials in the UK, Leeds-based Lawcris were intrigued by the opportunity presented by the creators of new feature film Scott and Sid.
Company owner Chris Hopton, said: “To be involved with such an inspirational and exciting project was great for Lawcris. Our company thrives on its Yorkshire-roots and the fact that the film encapsulates some of our company’s beliefs was even more of a reason to say yes to this amazing opportunity.”
Simon Hall, Managing Director, added: “It’s not something you do everyday and to say that our company was involved in a feature length film is incredible – tick that off the bucket list!”
Over the last 35 years, Lawcris has achieved recognition as one of the leading specialists in
the sourcing and distribution of innovative wood-based panel products, which is why they
were first choice when production designer Lauren Hinley required timber for an integral
scene in the film.
She said: “Lawcris were great and there just when we needed them! By supplying the wood
for free, they enabled us to design and build our own set in their warehouse, which is actually the only physical set used in the whole production.”
Producer Sid Sadowskyj added: “Without companies like Lawcris supporting indie films,
there wouldn’t be an indie film industry in the UK. They were a huge help.”
Based on the lives of creators Scott Elliot and Sid Sadowskyj, Scott and Sid will be released
in March 2018 and is a tale about friendship and coming-of-age as the boys navigate the
distance from dream to reality, never letting themselves succumb to an ordinary path through life. If you wish to find out more, please visit the award winning Lawcris website www.lawcris.co.uk.
*More information about the film can be found at https://www.scottandsid.com/