Movie shot in Sioux Lookout wins award
Tyllore Martelle - Staff Writer
Autumn Springs, the movie filmed in Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul, released earlier this year, was the winner of a People’s Choice Award at the Bay Street Film Festival in Thunder Bay.
The feature film was a partnership between New Vision Unlimited and IMPACT Arts, in association with Imaginarium Studio. The film was first revealed at a screening in Sioux Lookout in late March.
The storyline follows characters Trevor McMahon (Bill Pozzobon), his daughter Lauren (Hannah Ehman), and son Jake (Ty Horvath-Thompson) as they visit the town of Autumn Springs where Trevor vacationed as a child.
Produced by Erin Horvath, the film follows the social issue of sexual assault told through a male perspective.
Since 2005 the Bay Street Film Festival has shown films produced by independent Northwestern Ontario filmmakers, as well as other Canadian and International films. The festival is a not-for-profit annual media arts festival that presents all types of films and genres in Thunder Bay.
The festival celebrated its 13th anniversary during its September 14-17 event where Autumn Springs was the recipient of the award.