“Distorted” is filming in downtown Vernon today. 30th Ave. and 34th St. are occupied by movie trucks, film crew, as well as, John Cusack and Christina Ricci who star in the film (though the’ve been on set inside the building the majority of the day.) When the film comes out, you will recognize the interior of Triumph Coffee where today’s filming is taking place. After chatting with a few different crew members, it became clear that a large portion of the crew are from the Okanagan and have been part of several films shot here in the past few years. Filming continues today and tomorrow in Vernon before wrapping up in Kelowna, where the rest of the film will be shot in a studio.
The vibe in the area is pretty exciting. I noticed that everyone seems to be making a more concerted effort to maintain eye contact with eachother to see if they are someone famous. At a shop across the street, an employee remarked that all of this has brought a lot of excitement to “Little Vernon,” but it sure seems like more and more film makers are choosing the Okanagan – so I guess we should get used to it.