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Psychological drama filming in the South Okanagan

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August 03, 2021 - 3:30 PM

A new Indie feature film will be shooting in Penticton, Summerland, Keremeos and Osoyoos this summer.

From July 27 to Aug. 22,  Vancouver-based writer and director Sophie Jarvis is filming Invasions, a psychological drama about a pregnant cannery worker who, after discovering what she believes to be an invasive insect in a peach, must convince her community that the danger it poses is very real.

Jarvis has screened films internationally and this is her much anticipated first feature-length film. 

According to the Okanagan Film Commission, she spent her childhood coming up to visit family in Summerland where her mother grew up and the location is the inspiration for this story.

“My intention with this film is to present a story that subverts expectations, the title has many meanings within the story. The theme that runs throughout the film is that that which is under the surface, will eventually come to light. It speaks to how nature is out of our control," Javis said in a press release.

Invasions is a co-production with Switzerland and, was made possible through the support of Telefilm Canada, CRAVE, Creative BC, Harold Greenberg Fund, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, RSI (Radiotelevisione svizzera) and Swiss Funders.

Also filming in the region, are three Hallmark Films and one Lifetime films. There have been 19 movies shot in the region since Jan. 1.

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