TV pilot highlights luxury homes being built in the Okanagan

Local designer Cassidy deVeer and her team at 3rd Generation Homes will be the subjects of a new TV pilot.
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KELOWNA - A local TV producer is putting the finishing touches on a pilot TV episode that gives viewers a glimpse of what goes into building Kelowna’s newest and most expensive homes.

Pamela Tomlinson, who produced The Carnies, The Canadian Culinary Championships and a feature length film called Hitler’s Speech Writer, has turned her lens towards a local construction company as they envision, plan and custom build multi-million dollar dream homes.

“The pilot is truly character-driven with the aim to showcase personalities, both contractors and clients, as our cameras capture the entire construction process, from a dirt lot to a dream home,” she says. “You can look out and see a home being built, but if you can find the creativity in it and that spark, you can then tell a story. It’s something I’m very passionate about.”

The series, titled CASStruction, follows design consultant Cassidy deVeer of 3rd Generation Homes, her team and three families who are building in some of Kelowna’s most luxurious neighbourhoods, including McKinley Beach, The Creeks and Lakepointe Drive. The pilot introduces a husband and wife and their young son who are relocating to Kelowna from Yellowknife and captures the progress they see on their new home. Viewers are also taken to the shores of McKinley Beach as a couple picks out their new lot.

Tomlinson hopes to pitch the pilot to Canadian cable networks HGTV, Cottage Life and W Network in early 2016.

“People save up a long time to build their dream home and I am so fortunate to play a part in making that come true,” Cassidy deVeer says. “Pam has done a brilliant job capturing those emotions on film. With every unique homeowner comes an equally unique home and no two are ever the same. That truth comes out on screen.”

View Tomlinson’s work at

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