Secrets, Lies and … Beavers

After 70-plus short film projects, Calgary filmmaker Sandi Somers has finally gotten her shot, and she does not disappoint.

Sandi spent some time with the Calgary Herald’s Eric Volmers to talk about Ice Blue, family secrets, and… beavers.

 Sandi Somers keeps a keen eye on blocking during the filming of Ice Blue. Photo: Chantelle Kolesnik.

Sandi Somers keeps a keen eye on blocking during the filming of Ice Blue. Photo: Chantelle Kolesnik.

Yes, it’s true. There were beavers on set from Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail, Alberta. It was quite a challenge, as the pond just west of Millarville was still 90% frozen when production arrived to shoot with Gus-Gus the beaver – but mother nature cooperated (on this day) and gave the team just enough to get their day. And, Gus-Gus… he was a star.