By ROY WOOD
Council instructed town staff to prepare a report on a request from a local documentary film maker for $10,000 in “seed money” to produce a series of videos promoting Osoyoos as place to live for well-to-do young professionals.
Kenton Gilchrist told Monday’s committee of the whole meeting that he already has “soft commitments” from the private sector to cover about half of the budgeted $50,000.
At the centre of the project will be between eight and 12 “day in the life” vignettes of between two and three minutes. The local individuals who would be featured would be selected from an initial casting call of about 50.
According the abstract submitted to council, “The videos will feature members of the community and be geared specifically, though not exclusively, towards young professionals who could be identified as remote workers – those working in media and other sectors whose income is not dependent on the local community.”
Gilchrist said the videos would be built with distribution on social media in mind would be released in the spring of 2019.