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Kelowna's Adam Scorgie to produce documentary with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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October 09, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Kelowna native Adam Scorgie was "ecstatic" when his production team found out they'd be working with celebrity Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and bodybuilder Phil Heath to produce their latest documentary.

The documentary following Heath’s journey as he aims to get the title of Mr. Olympia for the eighth time after a two-year hiatus. Mr. Olympia is the title awarded to the winner of the professional men's bodybuilding contest at Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend.

Score G Productions also produced The Union, Ice Guardians, the Joe Rogan Experience, and Inmate #1 The Rise Of Danny Trejo. The upcoming film, which doesn't currently have an official title, will be the production crew’s 13th. Scorgie, executive producer Shane Fennessey and Andrew Holmes, producer from Famous Red Car, have partnered with Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Seven Bucks Productions to produce the documentary. The film is directed by Brett Harvey.

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COVID-19 has put the project on hold for a while but Score G Productions will be travelling to the U.S. for Olympia.

Born in Trail, Scorgie grew up in Kelowna, graduated from Kelowna Secondary School, and intends to move back to the Okanagan from Edmonton in a few years.

He sees Kelowna continuing to attract the film industry, with the push from the Okanagan Film Commission and outside of Greater Vancouver, filmmakers get a tax credit for filming in the Interior. The Okanagan also has a lot of scenery that is valuable to shoot, and the Okanagan’s lifestyle can’t be beat, he said.

Originally going to school in New York to be in front of the camera, he ended up being drawn to documentaries as “an emotional documentary will make you think about it for years, whereas a dramatic movie may make you want to forget it in 10 years.”

Being a producer means handling the financing for the film, lining up interviews and schedules, making sure subjects are comfortable on set with a small crew.

“It’s funny because as the guy who barely passed math in school, people are like ‘Adam is the wizard when it comes to financing,’ and I chuckle,” he said. “To be fair, the math I know right now… makes sense to me.”

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COVID-19 also brought challenges with the team having to learn new restrictions and regulations, with only a month away from the shoot.

“We need to capture the moment so thank god the borders are open for us to travel down there,” he said. “We always have to provide solutions to problems, we can’t just dwell on problems.”

Scorgie hopes to continue working with big-name companies like Seven Bucks as a small Canadian company. In Canada, there’s incentives and tax credits to produce films from Canada.

The film may be released next fall and will be available on all platforms including Super Channel.


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