Short film examines aging

The film was created to promote the Prairie Valley Lodge in Summerland

Okanagan actor Jamie Eberle and television actor Roark Critchlow are in a new short film about Prairie Valley Lodge in Summerland.

The film was created to promote the care facility. It follows the efforts of a man (Frank) trying to find a new home for his somewhat cantankerous dad (Francis Sr.)

While the story does not minimize the strain aging can have on a parent/child relationship, it tracks the journey with a deft touch.

There is clearly love between the two and a genuine desire on the part of Frank to get Francis the best care possible, despite dad’s reluctance to change.

Frank Jr. finds Prairie Valley Lodge and is captured by it’s charm, personal touch and non-institutional approach. When he does manage to bring his dad to the facility, Francis is also beguiled, though still a bit crusty.

Eberle has worked with Many Hats Theatre Co. in Penticton. Critchlow’s acting appearances include Dr. Mike Horton on Days of our Lives, Tom Marin on Pretty Little Liars and Starbuck’s dad on Battlestar Galactica.

Video and editing of the film is by Stephanie Seaton of Storyboard Video Productions.

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