Vernon in Hollywood spotlight again
The North Okanagan is still in the running for another movie.
Hollywood-based Enderby Entertainment is scouting locations for Nomis, a thriller.
“We have to make a decision on where we will shoot it,” said producer Rick Dugdale. “There’s a possibility of Manitoba or Vancouver but we will focus on Vernon hopefully.”
Pre-production will begin in November, with filming underway in January.
The new schedule has forced some changes to the script.
“It’s tough to burn down a corn field in January so we need a different finale,” said Dugdale.
With Enderby being his hometown, Dugdale would like to film Nomis in the North Okanagan, but he admits there are possible hurdles.
“The thing missing in the North Okanagan is crew. If there was a full-time crew there, we don’t have the travel costs of bringing people up from Vancouver,” he said.
“If it comes down to $200,000 or $300,000 difference, perhaps we can look at Vernon.”
Manitoba has experienced crew available in Winnipeg and a range of tax incentives for film productions.
“But trying to convince actors to go to Manitoba in January is a little more difficult than B.C.,” said Dugdale.
Dugdale recently released Blackway, which was shot in Enderby, Armstrong, Lumby and Vernon in late 2014.