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The city of Okanagan featured in Crave’s coming-of-age film | iNFOnews


FILE PHOTO – The Peach

Image credit: City of Penticton


Aug 13, 2022 – 2:21 p.m






A new coming-of-age movie being shown on Crave features a popular Okanagan town.

Raised in Alberta, director Caitlyn Sponheimer spent every summer in Penticton, a place she wanted her film to highlight Wild Goat Surf.


wild goat surf, Produced by Raging River Films and Studio 104 Entertainment, follows the life of 12-year-old Goat and her experience with her single mother while living in a trailer park in Penticton in 1994.

The film’s director, writer, actress and producer, Sponheimer, said the city holds a special place in her heart.


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“I feel like I spent my summers growing up in Penticton, so I just know it so well… Penticton and the Okanagan Valley mean so much to me and I’m so nostalgic, so I wanted to write a movie that would be these.” Nostalgia embraces.” She said.

“It had to be Penticton because I wanted to show it and put it on screen to almost preserve my childhood.”

The film uses an old mobile home that her parents used on vacation.

“It’s also about the child poverty issue in BC, which is pretty bad, so it’s just a low-income family living in an RV park in the summer,” she said.

The 12-year-old dreams of surfing the ocean but is landlocked in the Okanagan.

This is the Montreal-based Sponheimer’s first full-length film. She has a background in short films and music videos.

In Canada, the film will be available on Crave’s streaming service in November, December 2023.


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The crews will be filming at various locations in Penticton from August 22nd to September 22nd including The Peach, at Skaha Lake Beach and around the South Beach Gardens campground.

Due to staff shortages and because carters are incredibly busy during a packed wedding season, Martianne Munro, production coordinator, said crews need catering while filming in the southern Okanagan.

The catering has to serve meals twice a day and the schedule varies during the shoot for about 40 crew members.

“We really love supporting local businesses, but we’re hitting some walls,” she said. “They are taxed at the maximum because of the staffing and the demand for COVID,” she said.

Interested catering companies can contact [email protected]


 



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