DEBERT – If you’ve seen a little bit of extra activity around the Cold War bunker here over the last couple of days, relax. There’s a movie being made.
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The Diefenbunker in Debert is the site of a movie production for this week and next. Bunker 6 is a psychological thriller about a young girl who has lived in Bunker #6 since she was nine years old and has to take on the reins when the bunker's technician passes away.
It’s called Bunker 6, a psychological thriller being produced by Rebecca Sharratt and directed by Greg Jackson, who is also the writer.
Bunker 6 follows the story of 21-year-old Grace, who has lived in nuclear Bunker #6 since she was nine.
After the death of Lewis, her mentor, father figure and the bunker’s technician, Grace is left to take charge of the mechanics. As things begin to break down all around her, and thoughts of the outside world haunt her, she must continue her struggle not just to survive, but to live.
Bunker 6 was named the recipient of the First Feature Project during the 2012 Atlantic Film Festival last fall, which saw the team receive $115,000 in production financing from Canada Feature Film Fund and Film Nova Scotia.
Filming started in the bunker on Monday and is expected to last two weeks.
Andrea Lee Norwood stars in Bunker 6 as Grace, with Daniel Lillford filling the role of Lewis.
Molly Dunsworth, Shelley Thompson, Glen Matthews and Jim Fowler round out the cast.
To keep up with the progress on the filming, complete with pictures, follow @bunker_6 on Twitter.