Movie will be filmed in Okanagan

The Okanagan will play host to a major film production this summer and country music singer Clint Black will play a starring role.

The Okanagan will play host to a major film production this summer and country music singer Clint Black will play a starring role.

Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland says 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will shoot the movie Flicka 3 starting in September.

Summerland says Fox will shoot the full production, starring Black, for five weeks with specific locations yet to be decided.

Okanagan Film Commission chairman John Trainor credits Summerland with landing the film which had originally been scheduled to shoot in Manitoba.  While Manitoba has better tax incentives, Trainor says commissioner Summerland was able to overcome that with his connection to the producers, the great crew base in the Okanagan and our ability to offer low production costs.

Summerland credits Kelowna resident Elizabeth Scherberger, Assistant Director, who first suggested he contact Fox.

The Okanagan Film Commission continues to attract major productions and is on the leading edge of creating a new digital industry in the Okanagan Valley.

 

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