In mid-August 2013 I received an email from a chap that I’d helped on a forum, it was something to do with his O2 Orbit mobile phone crashing, and seemingly I’d managed to help him out.
Brian’s son Mike was running a Kickstarter campaign to raise some money to make a short film that he’d written called Peat Reek and he was asking if I could help them reach their goal of £3,300.
I think I sent him £25, which got my name in the credits and a copy of the DVD.
The DVDs were released in October 2014 and sure enough my name is in the credits. This week Peat Reek became available for free on YouTube.
Peat reek is illicit whiskey that’s been distilled over a peat fire, and so his film was about whisky smuggling in 19th century highland Scotland.
If you have 26 minutes, give it a watch. Let me know what you think in the comments.