Looking for Local Talent
By: infilm on 07/16/10


“The Vancouver Island Film Commission (INfilm) is working with a production company that is tentatively slated to film in the Mt. Waddington region in the spring of 2011” comments regional Film Commissioner Joan Miller.

“The producer has been in discussion with the Quatsino First Nation and hopes to bring his feature to life utilizing the old Utah Mine facility and the surrounding property. He is very interested in hiring as many locals as possible, such as actors and background extras as well as local businesses” explains Miller.

The main characters are a young women between the age of 18-25 with a young looking face and male who can be any age, but needs to be at least six feet tall with a large build. Additional cast range between males ages 20-45 and females ages 20-30.

“Anyone who is interested can go to INfilm’s website and register on the on-line CREW, BUSINESS and LOCAL LABOUR database. It’s a free service and that way the film’s producers can easily find you” added Miller.

“I am trying to gage the level of local expertise available in the Mt. Waddington region” say Paul Whittington, Producer / Director for Orange Core Films, “I would prefer to utilize local hire rather than bring in people from outside the community and will start the casting process the beginning of 2011. It is economically more viable for our company and it is a great way to build local relationships.”

“Quatsino First Nation is supportive of new initiatives, we have great locations and infrastructure and we are interested in expanding our economic portfolio to include the creative industries. We have accommodation and a great airport close by, no one can doubt our natural beauty,” comments Dave Schmidt, Quatsino Economic Development Corporation “we hope this is the first of many productions.”

For further information:
Vancouver Island North Film Commission
1 250-287-2772