Monday 2nd April 2012
A BBC feature film shot on location at a building owned by social landlords Riverside has generated £250 cash for WaterAid.
Blood, staring Brian Cox, Mark Strong and Paul Bettany, is a murder mystery about two brothers who collapse under the weight of their police detective father's shadow.
Riverside's Royden House apartments in Birkenhead Park are used to represent the exterior of the Vines pub in Lime Street, where earlier interior scenes were filmed. Bettany and Cox appear outside the building.
David Swales, assistant neighbourhood manager for Riverside in the Wirral, said: "Our tenants were quite excited to have their homes filmed for what's tipped to be a major British cinema release next year. We were surprised to learn that our apartments at Royden House are a good stand in for the Vines pub. The building is Victorian and was used as nurses' accommodation for a hospital many years ago."
The film production fee is one of the last donations for Riverside's nominated charity, WaterAid. Riverside has raised almost £30,000 over three years towards providing safe water for people worldwide.