In this guest blog post, local filmmaker Alasdair Satchel highlights some of the special times that the Isle of Mull has featured in film. Perfect inspiration to go back and re-watch some of these classics!

I’ve wanted to make a compilation video from some of the films shot on Mull for quite some time.

There are some really great films that were shot around here that capture the landscape in a dramatic fashion. Then there are other films that are not so great, but look very beautiful indeed.

We’re very used to seeing beautiful photos of the islands around here, but it’s not so often that we get to see them through the eye of a cinema camera. When we do it tends to be very special indeed.

After making a draft of the film my wife pointed out that it would be much more interesting with sound clips from the films scattered throughout it, so she sat down and spent several hours scouring through the films to find interesting quotes.

The following film is the result of our efforts:

You can play guess the film, or if you prefer, here’s a list of the films from which the footage and audio was plucked:

I Know Where I’m Going (1945) Dir: Powell & Pressburger
When Eight Bells Toll (1971) Dir: Etienne Perier
Kidnapped (1971) Dir: Delbert Mann
Madame Sin (1972) Dir: David Greene
Eye of the Needle (1981) Dir: Richard Marquand
Year of the Comet (1992) Dir: Peter Yates
Entrapment (1999) Dir: Jon Amiel
Island (2011) Dir: Elizabeth Mitchell & Brek Taylor
The Silent Storm (2014) Dir: Corrina McFarlane
Iona (2015) Dir: Scott Graham

I made the music for the film using Launchpad. It’s a versatile app that’s a lot of fun to use!

You can follow my efforts to film the landscape and drama around here on or if you’re into podcasts you can add a human dimension to the land and sea with the podcast series What We do in the Winter.