Earlier this month, an aspiring film maker dove head first into making Drumheller a focal point in location and landscape while shooting a movie titled "Supposition".
Brandon Watson, 17 years old, chose Drumheller as the location where his courtroom crime-drama-thriller would take place, at least physically. The actual movie will note the town as the fictional Southfield, Colorado.
Brandon has a budget of $7,000 USD and with that, is trying to break a world record of making one million dollars with its release.
"We're 20 days in now; it's a 32 day shoot. We are well within budget, well within schedule. Everything has been going very smoothly and everyone in the town of Drumheller has been extremely supportive and accommodating. They've made our lives, as film makers and producers, so much easier," Watson said. "Things that we would have to run around digging for, people are more, 'Oh, you need a cafeteria for tomorrow? I've got it right here!' It's been fantastic."
The 17 year old film maker is also accompanied by his manager, Ron Samson and his father, Gary Watson, who is also the contact for anyone wanting to be an extra in the film.
"We are looking for extras to play university students, so people who are younger. We're also looking for a few people to be extras in the police station." outlined Watson.
Spoiler Alert: Watson also noted that Mayor Heather Colberg is an extra in Supposition. She and her daughter play reporters who try to interview the mayor in the movie.
With the production of the film moving propulsively, Watson is gearing up to finish his last 12 days of shooting. He also has great news as to where the film is heading in terms of distribution.
"Since my last spot there on DrumFM, we have been contacted by a Turkish distributor who wants to pick up the film and distribute it theatrically in Turkey," he informed.
For anyone who would like to be an extra in the film, contact Gary Watson at 1-778-697-8818.