Due to the wet conditions over the past several days, filming of the Sony Pictures/ Netflix series adaption of Ali Novak’s novel, My Life with the Walter Boys, was temporarily rescheduled.
According to the Town of Crossfield's website, "The scheduled filming to take place on the east side of Railway St. on Wednesday, June 15 been postponed. Parking of work trucks will continue on Nanton Ave. and Railway St."
The first part of the “Homecoming Huddle" scene will continue on Thursday, June 16., with the second part scheduled for Monday, June 20.
"On these filming days, please watch for intermittent traffic and pedestrian control on Railway St. from Smith Ave. to Hammond Ave. and Nanton Ave. to Ross St," the statement continued.
As of Friday, June 20, there will also be road closures starting at 5 P.M.
"The road closure/detour [will be] on Nanton Ave from Railway St. to Ross St. and on Railway St. between Smith Ave. and Hammond Ave. 4 parking spaces in front of Enjoy Gardens located at 1208 Railway St. will be closed off for lighting position in the evening."
The series takes inspiration from Ali Novak’s debut 2014 young adult fiction book that follows the life of protagonist Jackie Howard, who has to learn to how to let go and learn how to live again after tragedy. According to IMDb (Internet Movie Database), the series creator is Melanie Halsall who has worked on other notable series such as BBC’s TV short series Shaun the Sheep as an executive producer.
In a previous interview with Discover Airdrie, Sue Keenan, the Chief Administrative Officer for the town of Crossfield said that considering that some of the most breathtaking landscapes belong in Alberta’s backyard, it is only natural for production companies to take notice.
“I've been a huge advocate for diversification of our economy and this is definitely a way to do that. I'd say a lot of it has to do with the film commission, based out of Calgary, as well as the tax credits that the provincial government has altered a bit over the last couple of years.”
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