A hit ABC television series has chosen the Osoyoos area as one of its locations for its second season.
“It is great for the Okanagan to be chosen as a location by a high profile series like Once Upon A Time and it will also be great for the region to get the international exposure from the reach of the viewer audiences,” said Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland.
Once Upon A Time is a story that centers on a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic and mystery of fairy tales just may be real.
Co-creators/executive producers of the television series, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, are two of the master storytellers behind Lost and Tron:Legacy.
The series stars Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), Jennifer Morrison (House), Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, SGU:Stargate Universe), Lana Parrilla (Boomtown, Spin City), Josh Dallas (Thor), Jared Gilmore (Mad Men), Emilie de Ravin (Lost) and Meghan Ory (Vampire High).
This spring the Okanagan Film Commission has brought several productions to the Okanagan including A Mother’s Nightmare and a Bollywood production Saadi Wakhri Hai Shaan. A Stanley Cup history film was shot in Penticton recently in Memorial Arena and will be a 3D feature at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, scheduled to open in November.
“Productions are becoming aware of the stunning scenery we have to offer in the Okanagan and when we have a studio they will also be able to use and collect tax credits. It will be a win-win,” said Summerland.