Film commissioner scouts out the islands

  • Jul. 15, 2005 6:00 p.m.

According to film commissioner Karen Cameron, the islands have some “real strengths” as a set for the movie industry.
Ms Cameron works for the Northern BC Film Commission, an organization responsible for promoting and marketing Northern BC as a potential set for filming movies. She was on the islands this week to take pictures for a digital photo archive that is available for review by film studios when they’re deciding where to go.
Especially attractive here are the small coastal towns, the forests, and the First Nations culture, she said. The beaches are also great, and the old growth trees are very popular.
Right now, the commission is just working on building a solid library of photos, said Ms Cameron, and there’s not anything yet on the horizon, but they are working on it.