Townships team on the hunt for interesting filming locations

By Gordon Lambie

The Bureau Estrien de l’Audiovisuel et du Multimédia (BEAM), the Eastern Townships’ office for audiovisual arts, is looking for pictures of interesting and unusual locations in the region to attract possible filmmakers.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the office issued a call for local homeowners, businesses, and property owners in the region to share their photos and suggestions of locations that could be interesting for future multimedia productions. These photos, if accepted, will be used for the creation of a catalogue that the BEAM will be able to draw on for interactions with filmmakers.
“We are particularly looking for private places, not accessible to the general public, which reflect unique atmospheres, both outside and inside,” said Myriam Rioux-Denis, director of communications and member services with BEAM. “For example, an old Victorian house, a kitchen with a 1970s look, a basement with typical 90s decor, a collapsed barn in the middle of a field, a log cabin, a rustic hunting lodge, a root cellar, a family sugar shack, et cetera.”
Rioux-Denis said that anyone who feels they have a location that might fit the needs of this search should send their contact information along with a few photos to BEAM by email to constance@lebeam.ca. She stressed that all necessary safety precautions will be taken if a team needs to come to take additional images in person and added that the BEAM team is perfectly capable of interacting in English as needed.
Rioux-Denis added that locations submitted might never end up being used or might go for years before being of interest to a filmmaker. She emphasized, however, that the BEAM will always check back in with property owners before showing up with a film crew in tow.

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