Maitland – Filmmaker Jen Evans, who has served as Writer and Producer on over 60 television and digital productions, returned home to Brockville for her latest project.
The short film, titled “Funland”, was shot this past Saturday at 1000 islands Village located in Augusta Township near Maitland.
The film shoot featured local talent and a local production crew. Evans co-wrote and co-produced the film with her husband Robert Evans.
The film short will be screened as a standalone film in New York City; and will be viewed by select television executives as a sampler for an ongoing series.
While filming abroad, Jen has remained focused on bringing film and television projects to Brockville.
“Film and television offer huge economic development opportunities for many regions,” Jen said, noting that a single film can result in the purchase of over 7,000 hotel room nights. “These projects don’t just employ out-of-town actors and producers. Productions require carpenters, truck drivers, hair stylists, caterers. They can lead to the refurbishment of infrastructure and the development of tourist interest. Brockville now has an incredible facility in 1000 Islands Village, which can properly host large-scale productions and bring major revenue to the area.The time is right for film making in Brockville.”