Bella Bella - Day 9

First thing this morning a film crew came to speak to the young filmmakers.

Zoe Hopkins, a filmmaker from Bella Bella (now working out of Toronto) was shooting a scene for her feature film 'Kayaking for Beginners' in the Elder Centre today! She dropped by with two of her actors  (Lorne Cardinal and Sarah Kelly) to talk about her project and answer any questions. Zoe tells us how her production has gender parity - 13 women and 13 men on her crew! - AND culturally diverse as well! Her film is inspired by her love of the territory and a kayak trip that a mother and niece took - she is completely loving the process and her crew feels like a family.

Loren introduces himself as being from Sucker Creek Alberta, but many know him from Corner Gas. He also has us laughing with his funny tips on how, as an extra, if you stay near the star you are bound to be in the film! Lorne also shared how he had a run in with some barnacles while shooting the first scene of Zoe's film!

It is impossible to document everything that happened today - it was a whirlwind!Alexa & Astrid interviewed Rory (Bella Bella College Language Instructor) and captured their intro in the style of a 'walk and talk'. Bella & Trinity fine-tuned their edit from 8 minutes to 5 minutes. Elle & Latoya recorded their voice overs and Elle stayed late to fine tune their edit. Nadia also fine tuned her edit, added b-roll, added music AND credits! Sharon edited her film, recorded her brother Dayton singing and playing the drum as well as shooting b-roll with her dog.  Bella worked late creating her 'oil spill' opening credits.

We are almost more day to go.