Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders


Robert Jan Westdijk - 2016

Dutch comedy drama feature film written and directed by Robert Jan Westdijk, Waterboys is a funny and touching film about fathers who have to grow up and sons who should take life a little more easy.

Crime novelist Victor and his twenty-year-old cello playing son Zack both have become single. During a trip to Scotland they are forced to confront themselves and finally get to know each other. The film features a soundtrack and a special appearance by the renowned band The Waterboys

The production shot in the Edinburgh region for ten days during July 2015. Locations included Channings Hotel, Arthur's Seat and Surgeons' Hall in the Capital as well as Leaderfoot Viaduct in the Scottish Borders.

Producer Maarten van der Ven said "It has been wonderful to work with Film Edinburgh and I think we would not have such beautiful images if they hadn't helped us as much as they did. Being a low budget feature shooting in a foreign country, we really needed help finding locations that delivered production design themselves. Film Edinburgh gave us those options and also helped finding our amazing Scottish crew members. We are very thankful towards Rosie and her team".

Waterboys is released December 1st in the Netherlands and worldwide in 2017.