The English-language remake of the 2017 namesake French film, ‘My Son’ is a thriller-drama movie about a father’s desperate search for his missing son. French filmmaker Christian Carion, who helmed the original project, directed this one as well. The movie follows Edmond Murray (James McAvoy), a man with a complex background. After learning from his former wife, Joan Richmond (Claire Foy), that their son, Ethan, has disappeared, Edmond starts looking for him.
However, the shocked parents soon realize that Ethan might have been abducted. Interestingly, McAvoy wasn’t given a script and had to improvise everything. The film is set in the Scottish Highlands that aptly captures the mood of the thriller. The hauntingly beautiful backdrop against which the mystery unfolds makes Edmond and Joan’s desperation and tension quite palpable. If you are wondering whether ‘My Son’ was filmed on location or elsewhere, we’ve got you covered.
My Son Filming Locations
News outlets reported that the production crew started shooting the movie in mid-October 2020. However, filming was paused when a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. The said person was believed to have traveled from France. According to Rebecca O’Brien, one of the producers of the film, the positive test put the unit in a bubble. She added that the crew member who tested positive and four others who came in contact had to self-isolate. Everyone else also had to undergo the test as a precautionary measure. Filming resumed in late October 2020 and reportedly concluded in November 2020. Now, let’s look at the specific locations where the movie was shot.
‘My Son’ was exclusively filmed in several locations in the Lochaber region of the Scottish Highlands, specifically the areas around Loch Leven, Glencoe, and Ballachulish. Before and after filming, several cast and crew members shared photographs of the stunning Scottish landscape on their respective social media. The production actively supported the local economy by hiring local staff, collaborating with local businesses, and using local facilities.
Home for the next 3 weeks. Scenes Scotland pic.twitter.com/fA5XNdeTKG
— Mark Barrett (@markfbarrett) October 15, 2020
Located on the west coast of Scotland, Loch Leven is a sea loch of the Highlands. It is not to be confused with the freshwater loch of the same name situated on the eastern side of the burgh of Kinross in Perth and Kinross council area. Glencoe is a picturesque village located on Loch Leven’s southern shore. Films like ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Outlaw King,’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ were also filmed in the village. During filming, the cast and crew of ‘My Son’ stayed at the Ballachulish Hotel, which was in exclusive use by the team.
A final few pics taken as I travelled through #Glencoe #Scotland on my journey home today. It's particularly #ominous in the heavy rain. I looked for wild @SamHeughan's on the hillsides but there were none to be found. Have a great day folks! 🏴👋⚔🎬 pic.twitter.com/A68XxsShPF
— Carter Ferguson ⚔ (@fight_director) November 17, 2020
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