Production wraps in B.C. on The Beehive

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The sophomore feature from Metis filmmaker Alexander Lasheras has secured deals with CBC, APTN and Hollywood Suite.

Production in Langley, B.C. has wrapped on The Beehive, the sophomore feature from Metis filmmaker Alexander Lasheras.

The sci-fi thriller, directed and written by Lasheras, has been pre-licensed to CBC, APTN and Hollywood Suite.

The Beehive is produced by Lasheras’ prodco Soler Pictures, Arun Fryer (AGA Films), and Mike Johnston (Vancouver’s Studio 104 Entertainment). Executive producers are Sushant Desai (Sitting Duck Pictures), and Michelle Morris (Vancouver’s Lily Pictures).

The film tells the story of a curious young girl, her angst-ridden teen brother and sanctimonious father who must aside family conflicts in the face of a pandemic alien invasion.

Lasheras’ film was selected for support in the first round of Game Theory Films’ Black, Indigenous and People of Colour Distribution Fund, receiving service support for visual effects from MARZ and an in-kind equipment package from William F. Whites. It is the second film supported by the initiative to complete production; the first is Valley of Exile, directed by Anna Fahr.

“We responded to Alexander’s script immediately and it’s been so rewarding seeing the team bring it to life. We are especially excited for audiences to meet newcomers Meadow Kingfisher and Kaydin Gibson who anchor the film with their commanding performances,” said Hilary Hart, director of acquisitions and distribution of Game Theory Films, in a statement.

The film is financed by Telefilm Canada, Creative BC and the Indigenous Screen Office, and is distributed by Game Theory Films in Canada. The film is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts through the Indigenous Mentorship Program developed by producers in collaboration with Capilano University.

Game Theory’s distribution fund is currently in its third round of funding. The sole film selected in the second round is Reza Dahya’s Boxcutter.

Photo by Syd Wong