October 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM
PENTICTON - RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk and wife Sheanne narrowly missed meeting Samuel L. Jackson, but they did get a role in a documentary starring the award winning actor.
The Penticton couple became a part of the documentary Eating You Alive after he contacted the producers on Facebook in February saying he had seen trailers for the film which discusses the merits of a type of vegatarian diet and wanted to know when it would be released.
“I explained we were big advocates of whole food, plant-based nutrition,” Moskaluk says, adding he and his wife were convinced of the diet’s merits because of the results they had after adopting it. Moskaluk credits the diet for his recovery from stage four kidney cancer while Sheanne managed to lose more than 100 lbs. by switching to the diet.
He says within 20 minutes of sending his message he received a call from co-producer Merilee Jacobs.
The movie had completed production, but the producers were so taken by the Moskaluk’s experience they invited them to participate in the movie. They flew down to Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee where their part in the movie was filmed. Unfortuntely the big name actors had already completed their work.
Along with with Samuel L. Jackson, Eating You Alive includes Titanic director and Canadian James Cameron.
The movie was not originally scheduled to play in Penticton, but after the Moskaluks’ participation, a screening will take place at Penticton’s Shatford Centre.
The documentary has been submitted for consideration for an Academy Award.
Dan and Sheanne plan to attend the Los Angeles screening on Dec. 8. Perhaps they’ll meet Jackson yet.
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