Shooting in Scotland in 2016, Indian Summer is a bittersweet romance about love and identity, set on a remote farm in the Scottish Highlands in summer of 1967, the ‘Summer of Love’. It’s the story of an orphaned boy, his embittered uncle, and beautiful, lonely aunt, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of an exotic stranger, who is not only a U.S. Marine, but a Native American Indian.
Inspired by the timeless Western Shane, it has the sensibility of an American Indie movie, but the heart of a British classic like Whistle Down the Wind, The Go Between, Kes and Local Hero. A life-affirming, magical, feel-good movie with a kaleidoscopic 60s soundtrack, Indian Summer celebrates the wild, beautiful Scottish landscape and contrasts the joy and innocence of childhood with the secret passions of the adult world.
The screenplay is written by Brian Ward (The Interpreter, Death Defying Acts) and after many years directing music films and TV drama, this is his feature debut as director. He is backed by an experienced production team including producer Iain Brown, editor Alex Mackie, production designer Andy Harris and director of photography Denis Crossan.