July 13, 2016 - 11:29 AM
KELOWNA – A feature film directed and produced by two Kelowna locals is set to debut in Vancouver next weekend.
Lord Jones is Dead is a comedy about two rival journalists in South Africa. It stars Canadian actors Chad Krowchuck from Man of Steel, Daniel Janks from Ali and Jonathan Pienaar of Blood Diamond. It was directed by Andrew Holmes, a graduate of Rutland Senior Secondary and produced by Adam Scorgie, also from Kelowna.
"Although we had an amazing script, we needed a little more support, hence I turned to a very close friend and Kelowna native, Adam Scorgie (All My Children, Fido, The Culture High) to produce the film," Holmes says.
Holmes has credits on other projects such as A Daughter's Nightmare, The Boy from Geita and the Games Maker as writer, producer and photographer.
Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland says they're very pleased with the kinds of connections happening in the region on productions they're bringing to the area.
"It's rewarding to see local born and raised talent moving into making international films based on relationships that began here," Summerland says. "These kinds of results continue to expand the Okanagan Film Commission's reputation as a significant player in the big picture of making a film, television and animation."
Lord Jones is Dead will premiere July 21 at 6 p.m. at Vancity Theatre.
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