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Local Deadpool actress debuts lead role at Kelowna screening tonight

"Hunting Pignutt" star Taylor Hickson was born and raised in West Kelowna.
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September 13, 2017 - 2:30 PM

WEST KELOWNA – The West Kelowna actress who made her feature film debut in Deadpool last year will be taking questions from fans at the screening of her newest film tonight in Kelowna.

Hunting Pignutt is Taylor Hickson’s first lead in a feature film. She’s relatively young to have such an impressive list of projects, especially since she got into acting only reluctantly.

And carrying an entire film was another level of responsibility.

“I remember showing up to a meeting before we started shooting, (the director) had a couple pages of notes, I had 12,” she says. “She was blown away by my prep.”

Hunting Pignutt was filmed in Newfoundland over two months. It’s about a misfit girl from a small town who longs for adventure.

“She finds it when a group of gutter punks come to her father’s funeral and steal his ashes after he dies of a heroin overdose,” she says.

The film will premiere in Kelowna at the Grand 10 theatre tonight, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.

Following the screening Hickson will take questions from her fans. It is open to the public.

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