Bo'ness welcomes film crew to town

A film crew will be visiting a pub in Bo’ness tomorrow to shoot scenes for a new movie which features local karate star Paul Lapsley.

By James Trimble
Monday, 7th June 2021, 5:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 7:34 am

The Anchor Tavern, in North Street, will also star in Rage, a new DP Productions/GAW Films production.

Filming from the afternoon right through into the night, the crew and actors, which include Gary A Wales as “Alex” (Game of Thrones, 2Late, Love Bites), Lara Fullerton as “Courtney”, Paul Lapsley as “bar bouncer Ryan” (River City, Trained to Kill), Rosie Steel as “Sergeant King” (Seagull, Blood, and Bones), will be bringing the story to life of a seemingly normal family man on a date night with his partner, when things turn nasty after he takes a mix of drugs and booze.

A spokesperson for GAW Films, an independent film production company founded in 2017 by Gary A Wales, stated the film shoot will include temporary road closures, intermittent traffic interruptions, alterations to the neighbourhood, costumed cast members.

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Local karate star and actor Paul Lapsley will be filming scenes in Bo'ness for a new movie entitled Rage

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Filming had originally been earmarked to take place at The Ellwyn Bar in Grangemouth, but the producers decided to move the location to the Anchor Tavern.

Gary, who came up with idea for the film with David Penman, said: "The scenes being filmed at bar are the couple’s engagement meal, before the man ‘Alex’ takes an assortment of drugs in the bathroom and is physically thrown out into the street, where you see them jumping into a taxi.”

GAW has been working with Falkirk Council, obtaining a film location permit, and Police Scotland in order to minimise disruption while filming in the community.