German film about the gold rush to shoot in Cache Creek

Aspiring movie stars will have a chance to get in front of the camera when auditions are held June 2 for roles in an upcoming German film about the 19th century gold rush.

Peter Milobar of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District film commission told the board of directors the movie Gold will shoot in the Cache Creek/Big Bar area in August and September.

Auditions will take place Saturday, June 2, at the Cache Creek Community Hall, with information on times and a list of roles being made available today, he said. Some of the roles up for grabs are speaking parts.

Milobar said the director, producer and production team arrive in Canada on Tuesday and will hire a crew and survey the region for five days.

Meanwhile, the U.S. comedy-detective TV series Psych will shoot in the region for two days starting June 18. Although set in Santa Barbara, Calif., the show is produced in White Rock and Vancouver.

Milobar also reported that the Canadian satire Afghan Luke, which was filmed almost entirely in Ashcroft and Cache Creek, has been released on DVD and Video on Demand. The film recently screened at the Kamloops Canadian and International Film Festival.

He concluded his report with news that episodes of the Science Channel series Mantracker that filmed near Barriere will be televised on June 18. Milobar said a celebration is in the works in Barriere for Saturday, June 16.

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