In Fading Light (1989)
Feature drama set in the declining North Shields fishing industry, for which Amber bought and ran a 63′ anchor seine netter, local fishermen auditioning and training the actors.
Actors coming for auditions found themselves at sea for days, gutting fish. When the story required a storm sequence, cast, crew and fishermen set sail, into the teeth of a force 9 gale, tripods anchored to the deck. Writer Tom Hadaway had a lifetime’s experience on the fish quay. Filmmakers and actors brought a commitment to authenticity that was almost heroic.
Amber Films, 103 mins, 1989