DIDSBURY - Town council has approved the temporary use of the municipally-owned former town hall and train station for an upcoming filming project.
“Administration received an expressing of interest from a production company for a major feature film asking to use the old town hall for filming in June,” said chief administrative officer Ethan Gorner “The production company will also be using other buildings in town for filming, and the Memorial Complex parking lot and the train station for their staff, during filming.”
Administration is anticipating increased interest in town for use in filming projects thanks, in part, to the new Mountain View Regional Film Office, he said.
It is a partnership between Mountain View County, the Town of Sundre, and the Town of Didsbury and, together, they have launched a comprehensive website to help connect the international film industry with local communities and service providers.
One of the site’s primary purposes is to host a Real Scout location database.
“To provide a smooth process for the film industry requesting approval for temporary use of the requested town assets for filming, until such time that council has discussed the future use of those facilities," he said.
Council carried a motion approving the temporary use of the former town hall and the train station for the June filming.