Cinecoup’s Wolfcop to shoot in Saskatchewan

Cinecoup’s debut feature WolfCop is to shoot in Saskatchewan.

The horror-comedy by Regina filmmakers Lowell Dean, Bernie Hernando and Hugh Patterson, to be produced by CineCoup, initially faced taking its production shoot elsewhere in western Canada, after the Saskatchewan provincial government eliminated its refundable tax credit earlier this year.

But Cinecoup was able to successfully negotiate with the provincial government for Wolfcop to shoot in Saskatchewan under the former refundable tax credit after the prospect of shifting the film shoot to Alberta was raised, a source close to the production said.

“It was always our first choice to shoot in this province and we appreciate the support of both Sask Film and Creative Saskatchewan in making this happen,” CineCoup CEO J. Joly said in a statement Wednesday.

Filming of WolfCop will start Oct. 7 in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, ahead of a March 2014 theatrical release for the picture via Cineplex.

CineCoup’s head of production Bill Marks will advise on the production.

WolfCop prevailed over nine other short-listed projects as part of  CineCoup’s inaugural accelerator to receive up to $1 million financing and a guaranteed Cineplex release.