Paranormal film focusses on Vernon cinema where it's being shown

A shot from the True North Paranormal film investigating whether the Vernon Towne Cinema is haunted.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED: True North Paranormal

VERNON - Cinema-goers in Vernon will soon have the opportunity to watch a film investigating paranormal activities and ghosts filmed in the very cinema where they will be sitting.

The 45-minute long film, 'Lights, Camera, Action,' was produced by the team behind True North Paranormal, and investigates whether the Vernon Towne Cinema is haunted.

"We thought it would be a unique viewing experience for people to come and watch a full-scale television level ghost investigation in the actual building where it was done," Thunder Boyz Productions owner Dean Trumbley said. "It will definitely be very exciting for people to come and see especially considering some of the evidence that we actually found was right in the theatre where people will be sitting."

Falkland based Trumbley is the owner of Thunder Boyz Productions and producer and presenter of the hunting TV show, Bushnell’s Trigger Effect, aired on the Sportsman Channel in Canada and the U.S.

Three years ago he teamed up with Kamloops husband and wife team Jon and Karina Kozuska and launched True North Paranormal. The team have created six episodes of the ghost-hunting TV show, and are currently working to get the show on mainstream TV.

The footage filmed at Vernon Towne Cinema is a spin-off from the regular series and will be aired for the first time at the cinema Aug. 21.

Trumbley said the footage was shot in fall 2016 and a small crew spent two days filming in the theatre, staying up to 4 a.m.

Trumbley won't give away the spooky details of what the film crew discovered but says there was some impressive evidence found.

"Stuff that will definitely make peoples' hair stand up on end," Trumbley said. "(We caught) objects moving, we caught sounds, we caught noises."

Using an infrared camera, the film follows presenters Jon and Karina as they use a variety of instruments including an electromagnetic pulse metre to track down 'paranormal activities' in the cinema.

A former wildlife biologist, Trumbley describes himself as a skeptic.

"As a cameraman, my focus is so much focussed on the cameras... but some of the stuff that did happen, yes, it definitely did startle me," he said.

Trumbley said the transition into making paranormal TV shows from his hunting show came naturally.

"The only difference is you film in the dark and you're not hunting animals, you're hunting ghosts."

After filming at over a half a dozen haunted sites for True North Paranormal, including Vernon's Powerhouse Theatre and the arts centre Caetani House, Trumbley says he's seen things he can not explain.

"In the show, we don't say this place is haunted what we do is say here's all the evidence we found here, here's stuff we can explain, and here's stuff we can't explain and we kind of leave the decision up to the viewer."

True North Paranormal Probe Plus takes place at the Vernon Towne Cinema Aug. 21. The film starts at 7 p.m. There will be a meet and greet with the filmmakers beforehand and questions and answers after the film. For more information go here.


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