half light - the movie
In September 2004 the film "Half Light" starring Demi Moore was filmed in Wales.
The Ty Coch featured in several scenes along with the village of Porthdinllaen. The film was also shot at Llanddwyn Island and beach, Newborough beach, Malltraeth Bay and Llanbadrig Church all on Angelsey,
A short synopsis of the film is as follows:-
Successful mystery novelist Rachel Carlson (Demi Moore) is devastated when her beloved seven year-old son Thomas (Beans Balawi) drowns at her Primrose Hill House. A year later, despite a record advance for her next novel, she is still too distraught to write. Her marriage to Brian (Henry Ian Cusick), an editor and struggling novelist, has also disintegrated, and her best friend, Sharon (Kate Isitt), arranges for her to rent a secluded cottage in the tiny and remote village of Ingonish Cove in the Scottish Highlands.
As Rachel adapts to life in the charming village, she slowly develops a relationship with Angus McCulloch (Hans Matheson), the handsome lighthouse keeper who lives and works on the deserted island off her coast.
However, just as Rachel begins to feel restored, she begins to recieve haunting messages from her dead son, warning her of danger. Unsure whether the message are real or whether she's losing her mind, Rachel is plunged into a world of madness, murder and the supernatural.
So Porthdinllaen was transformed into Ingonish Cove for a week, supposedly in the Scottish Isles. The Ty Coch ( Red House in Welsh) was renamed An Taigh Ruadh Inn (Red House in Gaelic). The pub was used in several scenes. One thing that regulars may note, when they see the film, is that there is no back room!
The film was on general release from June 23rd 2006.
Here are some photographs that have been sent in by visitors to this website of the events surrounding the filming.
The "Premiere" - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/5087018.stm
In-depth article on the film - www.writingstudio.co.za/page199.html