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Indian Road Trip feature film begins shooting in Merritt

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May 23, 2017 - 3:39 PM

MERRITT – Producers of a feature film inspired by life on a reservation have chosen the region as a backdrop.

The comedy titled Indian Road Trip will be shot in Merritt and the Lower Nicola Valley from May 24 to June 4, according to a release from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Film Commission.

The film was written and will be directed and produced by Allan Hopkins, winner of last year’s B.C.’s Got Talent Spotlight. Hopkins is part of the N’quatqua First Nation, northeast of Vancouver in Lil’wat traditional territory. Hopkins is a former journalist, producer and field director.

In the film, two restless young First Nations men must drive a cranky elder across the reserve to make peace with her sister who is on her deathbed. Along the way a supernatural force tries to stop the journey.

The movie is supported in part by the Telefilm Micro-budget Program and the Adam Beach Film Institute.

To read about more feature films shot in the region, click here


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