Sepia Films crew at work. - Image Credit: Black Press file

Two new films shooting in Okanagan

Sepia Films has now brought nine movies to the Kelowna area and the rest of the Okanagan

The Okanagan Film Industry is doing something right, according to its film commissioner, as evidenced by the return of a production company for its ninth movie filmed in the Okanagan.

Sepia Films, a Vancouver-based company, has returned to the Okanagan to shoot a new TV movie, the first of two films to be produced in the area prior to the New Year.

A Father’s Nightmare the sequel to A Mother’s Nightmare commenced filming in November in the region. A Mother’s Nightmare shot in 2012 was the first of nine movies Sepia has brought to the Okanagan.

“We are doing things right when production companies are returning year after year with multiple productions,” said Jon Summerland of the Okanagan Film Commission. “During the spring and summer we have been very busy with more projects in various stages of development than ever before, which is creating continued industry growth in this area. And animation in the region, as always, is growing steadily.”

Locations that have been used already are UBCO and the Glenfir School in Summerland. Currently they are in a house in West Kelowna shooting and they have already used the Cove Lakeside Resort and Gellatly Nut Far, said Summerland.

The new film is directed by Vic Sarin, celebrated Canadian filmmaker, director, cinematographer and writer (Partition, A Shine of Rainbows, Cold Comfort).

It stars Jessica Lowndes (90210, A Deadly Adoption) reprising the role of Vanessa, Joel Gretsch ( NCIS, The Legend of Bagger Vance) and rising Vancouver actress Kaitlyn Bernard (Steven King’s 1922) with Annabeth Gish (X Files, Mystic Pizza) reprising her role as Maddie from A Mothers Nightmare.

A Father’s Nightmare is being produced by Tina Pehme and Kim Roberts and executive produced by Meyer Shwarzstein and Larry Gershman for Lifetime & A&E International.

For more information on the Okanagan Film Commission visit www.okanaganfilm.com

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