A Manitoba made film is being shot in many communities across southern Manitoba.
Crews have been set up in St. Pierre since last Friday, shooting scenes from the movie called The Corruption of Divine Providence. It's the story of a 15-year-old girl who lives in a small southern Manitoba town and becomes stigmatic.
They filmed at many different locations in St. Pierre including Lucky Luc's, Le Routier, at a couple residences and in a nearby field. Jeremy Torrie, director, writer, and producer of the film says in every town they've been through, people have been very generous and accommodating.
"We ended up going knocking on the door and people there were very very accommodating. They welcomed us with open arms, they got us the introductions at Le Routier and we also shot in a field across the highway yesterday. It was all based on them just getting behind the project and believing in us and just showing the generosity of spirit that I know is in a lot of people in these rural communities."
Torrie says after they've wrapped up in St. Pierre they'll be moving up to Selkirk for a few days then going to St. Leon, Cooks Creek then coming back to Lorette and Ste. Anne. He notes growing up in Manitoba he's already seen many of these locations first hand but Torrie says there have also been some wonderful surprises along the way.
Wherever they're filming Torrie notes they like casting local people to fill in the extra rolls.
"We had close to a dozen today and we're going to have more tomorrow. When we got to Lorette for example, we're going to need several hundred. We don't know what we're going to get but usually what we'll do is, through the church, for example, we'll say we may not be able to pay 400 people but what we would do is we'd make a donation to the church."
Torrie says once the film is completed within the next year, they'll try getting into the Toronto Film Festival noting people should be able to see the movie within the next two years.