REGINA – Months of hard work are finally paying off for a group of young filmmakers.
Back in July, Lowell Dean, Bernie Hernando and Hugh Patterson – the founders of Wolfcop – were among the top five contestants in a competition run by CineCoup with a prize of $1 million to make their very own movie.
“Every time we put a mission out there, we got great success filmmakers from all over. But the team in Regina delivered 20 out of 10 every time,” said Bill Marks, head of production for CineCoup.
On Sunday, their dreams became a reality.
“To me, Wolfcop has a straight forward story,” said Marks. “It’s about a man, who is a bad man and a bad cop, who becomes a better man and a better cop, by becoming a wolf.”
“Without screaming where it is, I think the province of Saskatchewan will be happy with how Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw and Regina are represented in this film,” said J. Joly, CEO of CineCoup.
Wolfcop’s work also is helping to shine a light on Saskatchewan talent.
“After half of a day in, I would definitely shoot more movies here in Saskatchewan,” said Joly.
The movie will be released at Cineplex theaters in April 2014.