KELOWNA, BC — It was a party-like atmosphere inside the Kelowna Community Theatre Friday afternoon as hundreds of extras answered a call from a company shooting a movie.
Sepia Productions is shooting the third installment of a made-for-TV movie series, ‘A Daughter’s Nightmare’.
The film stars Emily Osment of ‘Hannah Montana’ fame and Gregg Sulkin from another Disney Channel favourite, ‘The Wizards of Waverly Place’.
Friday’s concert scene called for a few dozen extras but producers were delighted when almost 600 people showed up.
Jon Summerland of the Okanagan Film Commission says productions like this one are on location for about 30 days and pump an estimated $125-thousand dollars per day into the local economy.
Summerland adds that the Okanagan is becoming an attractive option for producers because production costs are about a quarter of what they would be in the United States.
‘A Daughter’s Nightmare’ will air on Movie Central in March 2014.