Another film crew is expected to be in Osoyoos early next month, this time with Casey Affleck directing and co-starring in a movie he wrote himself.
The 42-year-old actor, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, reportedly will begin shooting Light of My Life in and around Osoyoos on February 8.
Additional work, according to Hollywood North.buzz, will occur on Vancouver island and wrap up in Vancouver in early March.
Light of My Life is a survival drama about a father (Affleck) and his daughter trapped and hunted in the woods in a post-pandemic world.
The movie is being produced by California-based Black Bear Pictures, which also produced The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and is currently producing Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey.
Mr. Affleck recently won a Golden Globe award for his performance in Manchester by the Sea, and is considered a strong contender for an Academy Award for the same role.
If you determine to go looking for Casey Affleck in a local grocery store, don’t bother with the meat section. He’s a vegan.
Light of My Life is the second production to film in the Osoyoos community in the last three months. In late 2016, Nicolas Cage was in Osoyoos for the filming of The Humanity Bureau. Additional movies are expected to film in the Osoyoos area in 2017.