ALEXANDRIA — It’s Hollywood North. . . Glengarry.
Alexandria, and more specifically the Priest’s Mill Art Centre in the town’s hub, will be the backdrop for a film being shot at the site, all-day Monday.
It’s fairly hush-hush leading up to all the excitement in the community of about 3,000, but the art centre’s Nathasha Walton told the Standard-Freeholder on Friday the film is being made by Fireside Pictures, the name of the production not yet released.
“(Fireside Picrtures) approached us about a year ago looking for a place to film a few glassblowing scenes, as well as the creation of some props,” Walton said. “We were commissioned to make a custom glass sculpture as a prop, provide our space for one full day of filming, and provide our expertise about glass blowing during that day.”
Walton said the filming was delayed due to the COVID-19 shutdowns back in March but was recently rescheduled in adherence with the current regulations.
“This is the first large production film that has taken place at Priest’s Mill Art Centre and we’re excited to be able to share the art of glassblowing, as well as our little studio, through this film,” she said.
The centre is an exhibition space, with support and promotion for all visual, literary and performing arts by regional artists.