THE HEALER Happenings – June 17, 2015


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THE HEALER is a new feature film starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen (NBC’s DRACULA), Camilla Luddington (GREY'S ANATOMY), Jorge Garcia (HAWAII FIVE-O) and Jonathan Pryce (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN).

Each week, Sea And Be Scene brings you an exclusive and intriguing glimpse into this exciting production, shooting this summer in Nova Scotia.


THE HEALER Happenings - Posted June 17, 2015
By Enrique Posner, Producer

High spirits in Lunenburg.

Everyone on the cast and crew of THE HEALER will tell you how great it is for us to spend the better part of 10 days living and working in Lunenburg. The town could not be prettier and as luck would have it the weather these days could not be more perfect.

THE HEALER Happenings Blog June 17 Paco and Batman outside his hotel

Some wonderful films and TV shows have been shot in or near this town including HAVEN, JUMPING THE BROOM (starring Angela Bassett), TWO IF BY SEA (starring Sandra Bullock) and SIMON BIRCH (starring Jim Carrey and Ashley Judd.) But as far as anyone can remember, Lunenburg has never actually played itself on screen. For us it’s a great opportunity to share with audiences the beauty of the place and the charm of its people. Hopefully the film will motivate visitors from around the world to come and have a look for themselves.

THE HEALER Happenings Blog June 17 On the terrace at The Savvy Sailor – 1st AD Jason Shipley and family

Having weekends off is one of the true benefits of filming on location. In this case it has given us the opportunity to experience the town as though we were the characters in the film. This weekend for instance, had you been on your toes, you might have spotted Cecilia (Camilla Luddington) and Alec (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) huddled quietly around a table at The Savvy Sailor; the very place where the two will shoot the scene where they first meet. You might have also spotted Abigail (Kaitlyn Bernard) walking with her mom on Montague street - just as she will in the scenes she will shoot next week. As a producer, it’s weird to watch our actors “living” in Lunenburg just as they do in the film.

THE HEALER Happenings Blog June 17 Paco shows off his magic skills for Camilla at the restaurant Rime

THE HEALER touches on mystical and unexplainable phenomena. As our director Paco Arango will tell you, when shooting a film he always feels the presence of “something” - a guiding hand, a guardian angel, something THE HEALER Happenings Blog June 17 at the cemetarythat helps explain the unexplainable and extraordinary coincidences that confront him. Without going into too much detail (perhaps Paco will write about this himself) suffice it to say that Lunenburg has awoken a heightened sense of mystical awareness - not just in him but in many others.

On set we get daily reports from both cast and crew of unexplained paranormal phenomena. Some have very definitely felt the presence of ghosts in their hotel. Kaitlyn and her crew friends Natalie and Laura Posner have decided to delve deeper into the phenomena by roaming the cemetery in search of spirits. 

But no one should worry. If there are ghosts all around us, they will surely look upon us with kindness. Our film celebrates life and speaks lovingly of death. If anything, I’m sure the spirit world is as eager as we are to see the finished product and will most certainly not stand in our way! EP

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Enrique Posner THE HEALEREnrique Posner has produced a diverse slate of shorts and feature films, including UNCOVERED, JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOR, METROLAND, and the Academy Award-nominated LADY AND THE REAPER. He has worked with Pedro Almodovar on HIGH HEELS and TIE ME UP TIE ME DOWN, and served as Managing Director of Warner Brothers Pictures International Spain. He is producing THE HEALER with Michael Volpe of Halifax’s Topsail Entertainment (Mr. D).

While you're here check out previously posted articles on THE HEALERBlog Post June 10/15Cameras Roll on THE HEALER, Blog Post June 2/15, Blog Post May 28/15, Blog Post May 21/15, Blog Post May 16/15 The Healer Heads to Halifax & the South Shore

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1 Comment »

  1. I love these behind the scenes blogs...thanks for sharing them with us Stephanie & cast! 🙂

    Comment by Danielle — June 18, 2015 @ 10:45 am

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