Demi Moore Film, Half Light

The UK premiere of the Demi Moore movie, Half Light, has been held at Ucheldre Arts Centre in Holyhead, Anglesey.

While Demi Moore herself was not present, those who took part in the film were invited for a private viewing.

Written and directed by Australian, Craig Rosenberg, the romantic, psychological thriller was filmed over several months on Anglesey and nearby mainland locations in North Wales.

A few shots were also taken on the Cornwall coast.

The lighthouse used for the dramatic scenes in Half light is on Llanddwyn Island, just south of Llanddwyn Beach near Newborough.

A beautifully rugged area, with magical views of Snowdonia and the sea, we can see how Rosenberg came to choose this location.

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Demi filmed some of Half Light at Llanbadrig Church, near Cemaes in North West Anglesey. While there she and her team stayed briefly at Tyn Llan, a farmhouse cottage owned by Steve and Gill Cheetham. See photo of Demi after Half Light filming at Llanbadrig

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Rosenberg has said that Llanddwyn beach was the ideal location because of its remoteness and its wild, natural beauty.

The long stretches of beach, rugged terrain and Llanddwyn Lighthouse all added up to the perfect formula.

As we know on Anglesey, the weather can sometimes be quite trying, and it seems this is what Rosenberg and his team experienced during filming on location.

When we realise that the shots were done between September and November then it's not at all surprising.

I'm sure that while it would have made things difficult for the film crew, the weather will perhaps give a more dramatic, windswept edge to the lighthouse and beach scenes.


Moore plays an American thriller writer called Rachel Carlson who lives in London with her second husband and her 5 year old son, Thomas.

Then, trying to recover her life after a tragic accident in which Thomas drowns, Rachel moves to a remote cottage on the Scottish coast where she meets and falls in love with Angus (Hans Matheson), a lighthouse keeper.

See the scenic clifftop church location at Llanbadrig where Demi Moore filmed during the production of Half Light

While here she sees the ghost of Thomas whom she thinks is trying to warnher that her life is in danger. As the plot of this psychological thriller thickens, events lead to the light tower where all the "bad guys" meet their death at the hands of Angus's ghost.

Eventually, on leaving Rachel resolves that the house she rented be kept empty, so allowing Angus's spirit to rest in peace. She returns home, intent on positively celebrating Thomas's life.

The film has been given an "R" rating by the MPAA and is rated 15 by the BBFC in the UK.

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The Ucheldre Arts Centre was originally the Church of the Convent for a Roman Catholic order of nuns - the Sisters of Bon Sauver. In 1982 the Convent was demolished.

On Sunday, 20 June the Ucheldre so as to echo Craig Rosenberg and Demi Moore's comments about challenging weather, the guests were greeted by rain and blustery southerly winds. To be fair though, this follows a week of glorious summer sunshine!

Looking to the future, Anglesey's Council leader said that the island economy had benefited by about £1.5 million (over $2m)from the filming of Half Light.

So Anglesey looks forward to another Hollywood star to appear here in the future. And it could be Demi Moore, again!

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