US-Based Screen Writer Inspired By Scilly

pellistry beachA US-based writer has been so inspired by pictures of Pellistry that she’s set part of her movie screenplay in Scilly.

Elan Durham, a former actress and university academic has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in writing.

She’s written a romantic comedy-revenge film about the third-richest man in the world who ends up a victim of hacking. He falls in love with a woman whom he brings to Scilly, where he has a holiday home.

Elan is hoping that her script for ‘Adventures in Paradise,’ which features Scilly alongside Los Angeles, London and Lake Geneva, will get picked up by producers.

Elan says the images she saw of the islands shows we have the kind of ‘pristine environment’ she wanted for her romantic film, and our sandy bays reminded her of her native South Carolina.