Movie shooting scenes at Ken Reid Conservation area
DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: Star power has come to Kawartha Lakes, as filming for ‘The Marsh King’s Daughter’ has begun at the Ken Reid Conservation Area.
On Monday, June 21st, the Kawartha Conservation Authority announced the local Lindsay conservation area would be closed from Sunday, June 27th until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30th to allow for the movie filming to be held there.
This upcoming thriller film directed by Neil Burger, and based on a novel by Karen Dionne, makes history as the “first major movie production to be filmed at Ken Reid Conservation Area,” according to Kawartha Conservation.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the cast and crew of The Marsh King’s Daughter to Ken Reid Conservation Area and to Kawartha Lakes,” Kristie Virgoe, the Director of Stewardship and Conservation Lands, said in a statement. “Our conservation areas, and the entire region, offer tremendous potential for the film and television industry. We’re excited to be able to host this production and look forward to the local and regional economic development potential these types of productions can provide.” Trucks and trailers started to roll onto the site on Saturday, June 26th.
The movie stars Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn. British Actress Daisy Ridley most notably played the role of Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy movie ‘The Force Awakens’ in 2015. Ben Mendelsohn is an Australian actor who recently played the role of Talos in the 2019 Marvel movie Captain Marvel.
“Staff will be onsite to address any concerns or answer questions from the public,” Ms. Virgoe stated.