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Film industry looking for Okanagan homes that want to be famous

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July 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

OKANAGAN – If you’ve ever wanted to see your house on the big screen, this is your chance.

The Okanagan Film Commission wants to add to their collection of over 150,000 locations they currently have on file and commissioner Jon Summerland says any house has the potential to be a star.

“I want any interesting locations,” he says. “Every day I’m looking for something different.”

This is the first time Summerland and his team have put out a call for visually interesting locations. And they don’t only want houses.

“One day we’re looking for a house, the next day we’re looking for a desert, the next day we need a pool in the middle of the forest,” he says. “You just never know.”

The commission is currently in need of a pre-1970s Okanagan home for an upcoming project and is asking residents to send in their photos.

Images should be roughly 500KB, shot in landscape format and include wide shots whenever possible.

“Try to duplicate the experience of someone arriving at the location walking through the building,” Summerland says in a Facebook post.

He recommends you start with photos of the outside of the house, include the driveway and yard from across the street as well as shots of your neighborhood street in both directions.

The Commission is also accepting pics of backyards and each room in the house with special attention payed to unique features like bay windows, indoor pools or unusual architecture.

“Anything you’d show up to and go ‘hey this should be in a movie,’” he says.

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