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Super Channel will air movie made in Prince George

The Way To The Heart shot at several locations around the city last spring; first screening scheduled for April 9
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The dock at Shane Lake at Forests For the World Provincial Park was crowded during filming of a scene for The Way To The Heart. Filming for the movie wrapped up June 11, 2021.

The Way To The Heart, a movie filmed last spring in Prince George, is coming soon to a screen near you.

The 90-minute movie, starring Jon Cor and Meghan Heffern, will be shown on Super Channel, which is available through Shaw or Telus cable providers.

Super Channel has 10 scheduled screenings of The Way To The Heart, starting on April 9 at 8 p.m. and continuing until April 23. It will also be available for streaming and on-demand from April 10, 2022-Sept. 30, 2023.

Directed by Wendy Ord, the drama centres around Ava (Heffern), a chef at a big-city restaurant who has lost her spark and on the advice of her boss returns to her home in a smaller city to enable her to save her menu and her job.

That smaller city is Prince George and viewers will recognize some of the film sets such as Cranbrook Hill, Shane Lake at Forests For the World, and the quiet roads of Pineview.

At first, Ava is less than enthusiastic about coming home to the city she left behind, where she has to reconcile her relationship with her curmudgeon father, who would rather work on his car than take an interest in feeding on his daughter’s fancy culinary creations.

But a chance meeting with childhood friend Logan (Cor), an advocate for the local farmer’s market, puts Ava on the path to rediscovering herself and her passion for food as their romantic relationship blossoms. A link to movie trailer is here.

The movie was produced by local filmmaker Norm Coyne of Barker Street Cinema and the project was funded by executive producers Nada and Tom Newell of Prince George, who are both in the opening scene. Nada Newell, who was inspired by the work of her father, Franjo Ledic, a successful silent-era film producer in Yugoslavia, died of cancer on Dec. 31.