Big excitement for a small town in BC, as Ladysmith plays host to film shoot for Paramount Pictures’ Sonic The Hedgehog!
While many locals have been hired to help crew the shoot, others stand by in hopes of seeing their favourite A-list stars, Jim Carrey and James Marsden.
The shoot is rumoured to have a $7 million budget for the portion scheduled to shoot in Ladysmith, and locals are thrilled with the facelift of storefronts and investment in the local economy. The film shoot has brought jobs to locals who work in the BC film industry and the production is utilizing local businesses not just for a pretty location, but as suppliers of goods and services.
The shoot has been off to a rough start due to inclement weather, but rain delays are a part of life for experienced film crews and local islanders. Shooting is expected to resume on Monday.