A movie called “too ridiculous’ to be filmed in Alberta’s mountain national parks is now on location in British Columbia.
“We have moved four to five days into B.C. for now,” said Mark Voyce, unit manager for the film Hard Powder.
Voyce said staff for the movie are looking for extras for several days of filming in Fernie and Cranbrook.
The filmmakers had originally applied to Parks Canada for permits to film in several parts of the Rocky Mountain national parks in Alberta, including Banff, the Lake Louise townsite and ski hill, and the Columbia Icefields.
Weeks before the crew was scheduled to begin filming, Parks Canada turned them down. A letter from the agency listed eight deficiencies in their application, although staff with the production company said most of those questions had been answered in the original application.
Parks Canada officials later acknowledged the film’s plot was a concern.