Local film company Barker Street Cinema is partnering with Vancouver-based Black Moon Media to produce a psychological horror film in Prince George.
Pre-production of Within the Grip has already begun, with shooting expected to begin in August. The production will use a local film crew, and film exclusively in the city, a statement released by Barker Street Cinema said.
Barker Street Cinema's Norm Coyne will act as producer, and award-winning filmmaker Kate Kroll will direct and act as executive producer. Local business owners Cameron and Tammy Thun are also acting as executive producers.
“It’s been exciting to watch recent productions develop Prince George as a filming location,” Kroll said in a press release. “I am thrilled to partner with this local crew to tell such a meaningful story.”
Within the Grip is a thriller about one sister's fight to save her older sister from a monster's grip, the statement said.
Coyne said he's excited to work with Kroll, whose work has screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and been aired on the Knowledge Network, Bravo, Super Channel, Vision TV, APTN and Air Canada's in-flight entertainment.
"Kate is a dynamo. I’ve followed her career as a fan for years," Coyne said in a press release. "The fact that we have the chance to work with such a bold voice in film right here in Prince George is another huge opportunity for our crew and the industry in the city.”
Casting is currently underway for the film. For more information, go online to barkerstreetcinema.ca.