By Andrea Goertzen
Due to the filming of The Adventures Of The Santa Pups Fernie saw a direct input into its economy of $881,072.
The movie was filmed throughout Fernie over a four week period, with approximately two weeks of prep work.
“I can only imagine that our filming has made the shoulder season for many businesses and families easy this year,” said Darcy Wild, the film’s production manager, in a letter to the City of Fernie.
The direct costs into Fernie are as follows:
Six different hotels and condos, $261,619
Local extras $135,853
Local crew $102.000
Money given to crew for food allowance, $120,000
Construction materials and rentals, $156,000
Locations fees, cleaners, staff liaisons, $ 80,000
Food for craft service and caterers, $ 25,000