Nic Cage movie shot in Okanagan coming to theatres this spring

Nicolas Cage stars in the Humanity Bureau, filmed in the Okanagan and set for release this spring.
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A movie starring Nicolas Cage and partially filmed in the south Okanagan will be released to the public this spring.

Humanity Bureau is a science fiction action film set in the near future. It stars Cage in the lead role opposite Sarah Lind of Wolfcop, child actor Jakob Davies from If I Stay and Canadian actor Hugh Dillon who’s known for his work on the TV show Flash Point and the film Hard Core Logo.

Part of the movie, which was filmed in three different formats, was shot in Okanagan Falls late 2016.

Greyback Construction president Larry Kenyon says a production crew set up on the former Weyerhaeuser Mill property in Okanagan Falls earlier this week to film a sequence for the movie. His company is working to develop the property.

A media release from production company Mind’s Eye Pictures says the film will be in movie theatres and on demand April 2. It will also be released in Barco Escape format,

Prior to the films debut, producers plan to release a standalone episode in Virtual Reality called The Humanity Bureau VRevolution to all VR platforms March 2.

“We shot the film in three different formats, including standard theatrical, 3-screen Barco Escape theatrical, and cinematic virtual reality to provide multiple avenues for audiences to engage with and experience the story’s universe," Producer Kevin DeWalt says. “We hope to give viewers more options for alternative content within today's new media.”

The Humanity Bureau VRevolution is based on the feature film written by Dave Schultz and Travis Cloyd. Directed by Rob W. King and Josh Courtney, it is a scripted narrative that takes the viewer through alternative storylines that co-exist with the feature film, but can be viewed as standalone episodes.

Both the episode and film are set in the near future with global warming wreaking havoc in parts of the American Midwest.

“In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden,” the release says.

Cage plays a caseworker who sets out to save the lives of a woman and her son, and expose the truth about the bureau's secrets. 

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