Dundee firm Caltech supplies Cloud Atlas film

Halle Berry pictured during the filming of Cloud Atlas in Glasgow. Picture: PA

Halle Berry pictured during the filming of Cloud Atlas in Glasgow. Picture: PA

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STAIRLIFT supplier Caltech is celebrating after its devices featured in Hollywood blockbuster Cloud Atlas.

The Dundee-based firm was approached in August 2011 and was asked to supply two stairlifts to act as props during a three-day shoot at Overtoun House in Dunbartonshire.

Overtoun was used as the set for “Aurora House”, a nursing home disguised as a “hotel” in the film, which starred Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and Tom Hanks.

Andrew Renwick, Caltech’s director, only discovered the extent of the stairlifts’ role when he went to his local cinema last weekend.

“I half expected the scenes with them to be cut, but they were clearly in-shot at least twice,” Renwick said. “I almost shouted out I was so proud. It was pretty exciting to see the stairlifts in the film.

“We’re hoping this is the start of a new market for us – providing lifts for other movies and TV shoots, or even for the more senior members of the Hollywood A-list. We’d love to be stairlift supplier to the stars.”

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