By Jorge Ignacio Castillo
Interior British Columbia is having a moment. Two indie thrillers shot in sleepy communities east of Vancouver are hitting the screen this winter. Sweet Virginia, filmed in Hope, and Hollow in the Land, shot in Castelgar.
The director of the latter, Scooter Corkle, grew up in the Kootenays, and used his inside knowledge to capture the milieu of the area. The setting gives the movie a realistic vibe and a degree of freshness. It's also a reminder that the BC tax credit works all the same within and outside Vancouver.
The Canadian Crew talked at length with Scooter Corkle. We discussed the casting of Dianna Agron (understated and superb as the lead), the challenges of shooting in Castelgar, and his other project currently shaping up across the border.
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