Kokanee movie takes over Fernie

The Kokanee truck and film crew were spotted around town last week as they took over Fernie to film “The Movie Out Here”.

The Kokanee film crew set up outside Big Bang Bagels to film 'The Movie Out Here' on Friday.

The Kokanee truck and film crew were spotted around town last week as they took over Fernie to film “The Movie Out Here”.

Featuring several local locations, including The Royal and Big Bang Bagels, production took place from September 12 to 16. The crew also spent plenty of time filming on Second Avenue and at Fernie Alpine Resort.

The City of Fernie council was happy to support the production and helped out with street closures, access to City Hall, as well as use of the City’s parking lot. Council also loaned out staff time and resources to assist with filming in civic locations.

While Fernie has previously been the backdrop to a couple of different films, the Kokanee movie is unique in that it showcases Fernie as a real place. “Canadian productions generally play as U.S. locations,” said Rico Meilnicki, Locations Manager. “It’s very rare we actually play a real Canadian city.”

Meilnicki explained as a B.C. company that originated in Fernie, it was important to Kokanee that they represented the City of Fernie as a genuine location.

The Movie Out Here is described as a romantic buddy comedy, and features classic Kokanee characters like the Kokanee Ranger, the Glacier Girls, and of course, the Sasquatch.

 

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