Hard Rock Medical, Be My Valentine and The Returned will use Sudbury as a backdrop for a medical drama, a love story and zombies.
“Not only are we excited about watching films, increasingly, Greater Sudbury is becoming a local hub for film and television production,” said Mayor Marianne Matichuk.
“The city is supportive of the film industry and the jobs it creates, and we're seeing results,” she said. "And it doesn't hurt that it improves Greater Sudbury's image at the same time."
With live film shoots come road closures and delays, and the city encourages pedestrians and motorists to check the city's website, Facebook page and Twitter account often for updated lists of film locations and street delays.
During the week of Sept. 23, a number of location shoots will be taking place in the downtown core. These plans are subject to change pending traffic and parking plan development. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic detours will be indicated on the day of filming with the Greater Sudbury Police and Emergency Medical Services on site.
Sunday, Sept. 23: Hard Rock Medical — 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. police street closure on Durham Street from Elgin Street to Old City Hall Lane. A simulated car accident will be staged at the Durham/Larch intersection with no on-street parking on this stretch. This will be a complete road closure.
Monday, Sept. 24: Be My Valentine — 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Cedar Street between Lisgar and Durham Streets will be closed to facilitate static video. There will be no parking on the south side of Cedar Street and pedestrian traffic will be heavily restricted to complete the static video during this time period. GSPS officers will be at Lisgar and Durham streets to control movement.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. police will conduct intermittent street closures on Young Street at Old City Hall Lane, left on Cedar to Durham street. A fire truck will be travelling this route with full alarms on, wrapping onto Elgin then Larch streets to recommence the loop on Young Street (this wrap around will not close traffic, but is for the truck to get back to the starting point). The truck will be stopping at Old City Hall Residences to put out a simulated smoke fire. There will be no on-street parking for the south side of Cedar Street from Young Street to Durham Street. This will impact on entrances to all storefronts and Transit Depot.
Tuesday, Sept. 25: Be My Valentine — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. police intermittent street closures from the Van Horne fire station south to Elgin Street (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) then westwards to Durham Street, ending at Medina Lane (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The fire truck will then loop back around Larch Street to recommence at the fire house again (this wrap around will not close traffic, but is for the truck to get back to the starting point). There will be no on-street parking on the Durham Street portion of the film shoot. Durham Street from Elgin Street to Larch Street will be intermittently closed to allow for static video in front of and inside Carissa's. Access to the YMCA will be impacted by the movie production throughout the day.
Thursday, Sept. 27: The Returned — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. police controlled intermittent street closures at three separate areas at different times throughout the day. Underneath the Brady overpass using a bucket truck to clean mock graffiti off the overpass. The north lane of westbound traffic would be completely closed (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) limiting traffic to one lane in this direction. Police controlled intermittent street closures will also be on Elgin Street from Grey Street to Brady Street with no parking on the north side of Elgin Street in this stretch (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
Friday, Sept. 28: The Returned — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. full police closure of the southern eastbound lane of Elm Street from Elgin Street to Durham Street with film production vehicles and equipment in this lane.
Thursday, Oct. 4: The Returned — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. police controlled intermittent street closures on Cedar Street from Lisgar Street to Durham Street with no on-street parking on either side. Special effects will be used to produce a temporary rain shower.