Movie production to shut down conservation area
The Eau Claire Gorge (Photo by Rocco Frangione, MyNorthBayNow.com staff)
The Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area will be closed for four days for the filming of the movie “Lakewood”.
The closures begin on September 18 and will continue on the 21st through to the 23rd. The conservation area will still be open this weekend.
Dave Mendicino, Chair of the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority says that he is happy to provide the area for a film.
“This film’s contribution to NBMCA will help support the maintenance of our conservation areas. The industry brought more than $46 million in spending to the region last year and we’ve been pleased to see a number of productions filmed in our conservation areas,” said Mendicino.
The movie will be a thriller starring Naomi Watts, who plays a mother who tries to save her child while her town gets put on lockdown.
Dean Grant, councillor for Calvin Township and board member of the NBMCA is glad the area is getting some recognition.
“The Gorge is a spectacular, natural and historic setting in Calvin Township. We’re delighted to play host to the film industry in our township,” Grant said.