Locally filmed web-series takes home prestigious award.
A web-series called Abracadavers filmed for nearly a week in Drumheller and has taken home an award at The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers receiving the Stinger Award for best web-series.
"The last few months of post-production was a lot of tweaking really fine details and I feel like this awards night was really the first confirmation, for us anyways, that this show was good," explained Director Morgan Ermter. "It was the first positive review, essentially, of the work before its really out there for anyone to watch."
The series' basis follows a story a character named, Chris, whose mother died two years ago in a hair salon chair accident. The character has obsessive-compulsive disorder so he stole the chair and his friends, seeing this negative impact on his life, decide to take him on a road trip. As the series progresses, characters develop super abilities and friendships are woefully tested.
"We shot for almost an entire week in Drumheller and really, it was great for us on the show. The cast and crew really liked it," said Ermter.
Ermter explains that Telus Optik TV will be distributing Abracadavers sometime in 2019 and looks back on Drumheller as one of the more fond shooting locations throughout the filming process.
"The local offices, like the Mayor's Office, had a lot of great insight for us. They helped us get permits to shoot on roads," he explained as he talked about how Mayor Heather Colberg played a small role as a journalist in Abracadavers.
This isn't the last time crew members from Abracadavers and Numera Films will be in Drumheller shooting a film. Griffin Cork, who plays the main character, Chris, will be returning as a producer for a new film called Gladiatrix: Crescent Moon that will shoot in parts of Drumheller next summer alongside Ermter as the VFX Supervisor.