A Canadian film company shot a TV pilot in the Village this past summer, using Westport to represent the town of Gentle Bend, where the story is set. Hopefully many of you saw the filming taking place around town.
Well, get ready to see Westport in film!!! The premiere showing of the pilot, Gentle Bend, will take place on Friday, October 27th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Beach House. The Director and Producer will be there … and perhaps a star or two!!! Come and join the fun and share the experience of seeing our Village used to represent Gentle Bend.
Last fall, Mr Norman Berketa, owner of NMB Productions, met with me at Town Hall and shared that his Canadian company planned on filming a TV series pilot in the Village this year. He has recently confirmed that the crews and actors will be in the Village filming the week of May 26 and will be poking around this coming week (May 2) making the final selection of where they will be shooting.
The series called “Gentle Bend”, is a quirky dramatic comedy about relationships and redemption. The story follows a 30-something Ben Dalton as he tries to pick-up the pieces of his shattered life, back where he once belonged, the small Village of Gentle Bend.
Let’s show them what our Westport Home Town Pride is all about. Because you never know… Perhaps Steven Spielberg next??