If Kelowna filmmaker Adam Scorgie gets approval for his new documentary called Ice Guardians, Kelowna will have played a huge part in the process.
Kelowna supporters played a major role in raising $24,000 to go towards a seven minute “sizzle reel” Scorgie produced to pitch his documentary idea to the NHL.
“Kelowna has been amazing in its support,” he said. “I can’t say how great it’s been. I wish every city would be so cool. I feel like I will have the whole city with me when I pitch the NHL.”
To raise money, Scorgie used the web site Kickstart to roll out a campaign where individuals could donate, helping him reach his goal of $24,000. He added a further $14,000 of his own money to bankroll the pre-production and interviews with legendary NHL tough guys.
Now 30, Scorgie’s film career is taking off. He has secured a salaried position with Vancouver production company Network and is working as a producer on documentaries on Bruce Lee and Ray Mancini.
He’s also looking at a follow up to the breakout documentary The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, the 2007 documentary that examined the marijuana industry that Scorgie acted as Executive Producer on.
“I love being able to work on these films,” said Scorgie. “You almost become a quasi-expert on the topic you are doing the film on. You have to do so much research. I couldn’t be happier with what has happened with my career.”
After graduating from KLO Scorgie went to acting school as well as film school in New York. His first project was The Union. He still lives in Kelowna with his wife and daughter and Kelowna folks will be the only audience to view the same presentation he will make to the NHL for his Ice Guardians project.
There is a screening at the Paramount on Feb. 18. For ticket inquiries to that screening contact Your Gym Bag or the Avenue bar.