By Tony Lofaro
In a two-storey home on a rambling street in the village of Osgoode, director Dan Forgues leads five technicians through the paces on the set of September Runs Red, a psychological thriller. There are no movie star trappings—no large trailers are parked outside, the streets have not been blocked off for filming and meals for cast and crew come from the local restaurant.
“We’re creating a film that has a very strong storyline with a small crew with a name talent to show the evolution of new independent filmmaking. This is the future of filmmaking, although it is in its infancy stage. You don’t need the big studios, big cameras and equipment. We’re not incurring vast costs normally associated with huge film crews.”
“The film kind of relates to my own fear of water,” he said. “My dad drowned when I was eight years old. The film pays attention to my own childhood, and it’s just something that I only realized this year that I had a fear of water.”
Below: Proof that Natives can grow beards, sort of. "Actors Caroline Redekopp, left, and Adam Beach are on the set of the film, September Runs Red, in Osgoode."