Our View: Movie madness on Whiffin Spit

Be aware that television film crews are in Sooke for the next two weeks

We all love rumours. Rumours have it that Leonardo DiCaprio is hunkered down at the Sooke Harbour House filming The Revenant. Rumour also has it that he is aboard a very large yacht in Victoria Harbour. That could be, but no one is confirming that particular rumour. The yacht, by the way, is pretty impressive. No ladies, sorry to tell you that is not the case, Leonardo is not in Sooke, neither is Nicolas Cage. The Revenant is being filmed in Alberta.

We all love the movies, and the making of movies  is fascinating but these people need time and space to work. Those curious about what is going on should not wander about the movie set, which happens to be the Sooke Harbour House. These people want some peace and quiet to work, so we should respect that. If we do, our town will have a reputation of being welcoming, discreet and a great place to film and that is a  good thing. Right now we’re just getting a little taste of Hollywood — and it’s fun. It may inconvenience some of the neighbours and those traveling to the Spit, but please… keep your eyes on the road, no one wants and accident.

The television movie for Hallmark is called The Last Resort.  The plot and story line are unavailable as of press time, but they said they will get back to us.

And just in case you didn’t know already, or have forgotten, one of the stars, Teri Polo stated on Twitter how beautiful it was in Sooke. This is the kind of response we welcome.

All the rooms at the Harbour House and possibly other hotels, etc., are filled with cast and crew and they will be spending two weeks in Sooke. This will positively impact the entire community in many ways.

Let’s make them welcome and show them how hospitable Sooke is.

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