KAWARTHA LAKES-Hollywood is coming to Ken Reid Conservation Area in Kawartha Lakes.
From June 27 to June 30th, public areas of the Conservation Area will be closed as Hollywood comes to town to film key scenes for their upcoming blockbuster The Marsh King’s Daughter.
The Marsh King’s Daughter is an upcoming thriller film directed by Neil Burger from a screenplay by Mark L. Smith and Elle Smith, that was based on the novel of the same name by Karen Dionne. It stars Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn.
“We want to provide as little disruption to our conservation area visitors as possible so we will be keeping Ken Reid open until Sunday evening, before filming begins for two days,” explained Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands, Kristie Virgoe. “We want to make visitors aware that large trucks will be coming into Ken Reid beginning Saturday. Staff will be onsite to address any concerns or answer questions from the public.
Beginning Saturday, June 26, the road to the former beach area parking lot will be closed as large trucks and trailers begin arriving on-site at Ken Reid. Visitors are able to park in the main parking lot area, as well as the overflow parking as required.
“This production is a large undertaking with a lot of moving parts,” said Virgoe. “To make the process as smooth as possible, we are closing all access to Ken Reid Conservation Area, including the off-leash dog park, for two days – Monday and Tuesday – June 28 and 29.”
This is the first major movie production to film at Ken Reid Conservation Area.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the cast and crew of The Marsh King’s Daughter to Ken Reid Conservation Area and to Kawartha Lakes,” said Ms. Virgoe. “Our conservation areas and the entire region offers tremendous potential for the film and television industry. We’re excited to be able to host this production and look forward to the local and regional economic development potential these types of productions can provide.”
Security will be present on-site throughout the production, as well as Conservation Areas staff.
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