Lights! Camera! Action! We’re in the movies again!

By David F. Rooney

Lights! Camera! Action! Revelstoke’s city streets as well as Blanket Creek and Greely are the scenes for a new film being shot here this week.

Director and screenwriter Michael Bafaro, who is orginally from Revelstoke, said Monday that the film is about a reporter and cameraman who come to Hatt’s Creek, a small town in Montana, to investigate some a series of grisly cattle killings. There are some great special effects for this film, which features “a man-eating grizzly,” Bafaro said.

This is Bafaro’s second film to be shot in Revelstoke. The Barber, his first filmed here, was released in 2001 and featured Revelstoke as a town in Alaska. Now, we’re doubling as a town in Montana. Regardless of who we’re doubling for, the opportunity appear in a film brought out more than a dozen people as extras.

“This going to be great fun,” said Lyn Kaulback, who helped organize the 15-25 extras who are appearing in the film.

Naturally, it will be some time before the finished film hits the theatre. In the meantime, here are some shots from the set taken early Monday morning:

Director/screenwriter Michael Bafaro (in profile center right holding a coffee) and his crew prepare for their Monday morning shoot on Mackenzie Avenue. David F. Rooney photo
Members of the production crew watch as a Revelstoke City Hall is transformed into Hat's Creek City Hall. David F. Rooney photo
Director/Screenwriter Michael Bafaro chats with Mayor David Raven prior to the Monday morning shoot. David F. Rooney photo
How's this for a special effect? Actor Sam Dulmage plays a rancher who has been attacked and mutilated by a man-eating grizzly. David F. Rooney photo
Lyn Kaulback (left), Andy Parkin and other Revelstokians wait for direction. These local residents were eager to appear as extras in the film. David F. Rooney photo