Filming has started in Vernon for a feature film called Peace.
Rick Dugdale of Enderby Entertainment is one of the producers of the World War 2 action thriller which has Vernon playing the setting of Italy.
Oscar winner Robert Port is writing and directing the film which is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Richard Bausch.
“We are thrilled to work with Robert on this exciting adaptation of PEACE,” says Dugdale, an Enderby native. “WW2 films are always a fascinating lens of history, and this morality tale is now more relevant than ever.”
Pictured: Alexander Ludwig, starring in ‘Peace’ being filmed in Vernon
The film stars Alexander Ludwig and Sam Keeley with filming underway on a set built by the company.
A number of extras were hired for the film from the Okanagan.
Dugdale expects the shooting in Vernon to be completed by the holiday break.
In the story, four American soldiers set out on the grueling ascent of an Italian mountainside in the closing days of WWII, haunted by their evil sergeant’s cold-blooded murder of a young woman and with an old Italian man of uncertain loyalties as their guide.
Robert Port is best known for directing Twin Towers, the 2003 Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary – Short Subject. He is also a writer and producer on numerous TV dramas including Training Day and Numb3rs.
“Once again we are very pleased to have another production brought to the Okanagan by Enderby Entertainment,” says Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland. “When film and TV companies keep coming back to the Okanagan to shoot we know we are doing the right things to attract their return.”
Los Angeles-based Enderby Entertainment most recently released the Electric Entertainment film BLACKWAY, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Ray Liotta and Hal Holbrook, and directed by the acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Daniel Alfredson.
They are currently in post-production on AN ORDINARY MAN starring Ben Kingsley and directed by Brad Silberling, to be released later this year.
Enderby Entertainment was founded in 2006 by producer Rick Dugdale and writer-director-producer Daniel Petrie, Jr.