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Clooney flick shooting in the Okanagan
Jon Summerland, Okanagan Film Commissioner, is pleased to announce that film, Tomorrowland, Walt Disney Pictures, will be coming to shoot in the North Okanagan starting late this summer and into the fall.
This high profile production Walt Disney Pictures mystery adventure stars two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (“Michael Clayton”, “Syriana”), Hugh Laurie (“Monsters vs Aliens”, “Arthur Christmas”), Britt Robertson (“Under The Dome”), Raffey Cassidy (“Dark Shadows”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”) and Thomas Robinson (“The Switch”). Directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird (“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, “The Incredibles”) the film will also be produced by Damon Lindelof (“Star Trek Into The Darkness”, “Prometheus”) from a screenplay written by Lindelof, Bird and Jeff Jenson.
One of the most mysterious and anticipated movies in a long time the film focuses on Walt Disney, Disneyland and the Tomorrowland section of the park. This mystery will be filming in the Enderby/Armstrong area of the North Okanagan Aug 19 on and off through to mid September. The film set will not be open to the public.
Okanagan Film Commission Chair John Trainor, a resident of Armstrong says it's a relief to finally be able to announce the Tomorrowland shoot. Trainor says local businesses should feel the impact of the production for the next few months.
"Without the Film Commission working tirelessly on this project there is no doubt the movie would have located elsewhere" said Trainor.
Jon Summerland comments, “Having a film, cast and crew of this caliber coming to the Okanagan to shoot is a highlight in the history of filming in the Okanagan. We will definitely see an increase in popularity for filming in the Okanagan after the release of this film on December 12, 2014. Being in the company of as many Oscar winning filmmakers and actors is also a highlight in my career so far.”
For more information on the Okanagan Film Commission visit www.okanaganfilm.com.