Shoot for Reel – Day 5

The entrance of the transformed bus in its first big scene. Travis Fowler plays the Bus Driver. Everyone had masks on and the camera was wrapped in plastic for the shots with the bus entering the depot because of all the movie dust blown around by giant fans. Director Scott Belyea, in a rare quiet…

Shoot for Reel – Day 4

In addition to other scenes, most of the opening sequence was shot today. A lot of the actors were involved so the old adage of “hurry up and wait” applied as they waited for the dolly shot to be set up. Tennyson D’Onofrio (Son) had a tennis ball to toss around. He participated in the…

Shoot for Reel – Day 3

Day 1 of shooting!  The Art Department headed by Joelle Lawton arrived at our depot location at 7:00 am, the crew and some of the actors arrived at 8:00 am, and all but a few of the remaining actors arrived at 9:00 am.  We wrapped up shooting at 10:30 pm – a long first day,…

Shoot for Reel – Day 2

Since a bus plays a critical role in our short film, it was almost the first thing that Scott (director) and Dave (producer) lined up when they arrived in Grande Prairie on June 25th. Not only did they find one that we’d be able to use for the week of shooting, but it wasn’t going…

Shoot for Reel – Day 1

Day 1 was all about expecting the unexpected. The schedule had shown Day 1 would be spent in a second-floor classroom learning camera and gear. Then the guys decided it made more sense to take the interns out to the gear than haul the gear up to the classroom. While dressed for an air-conditioned classroom,…

Shoot for Reel starts tomorrow

Director Scott Belyea and Producer Dave Rice from Vancouver have been here for 2 weeks prepping for it.  Michael Bourree has been working with them finding locations. The other guys from Vancouver – Scooter Corkle, Blair Dykes, Matt Reed, and Ryan Skeete – arrived today along with a 5-ton truck full of gear. We have a fantastic…

Training on the Red One camera

Shoot for Reel

Shoot for Reel is a 2-week filmmaking internship training program that we’re offering July 9-20 in collaboration with Grande Prairie Regional College. Ten interns will assist in the shooting and editing of a short film under the direction of award-winning Vancouver filmmaker Scott Belyea who grew up in Grande Prairie. The interns will learn how…

Browse the Trailers

The best way to get a sense of what a film is like is by watching the trailer.  While almost all feature films have a trailer, most short films don’t, but the following shorts in our program do, so here they are in alphabetical order.  As can be seen, there is a wide variety in…