Six students from Digital Filmmaking (three from Q2 and three from Q6) were able to work as PA’s (Production Assistants) on NBC TV series ‘Resident Alien’ which was being shot locally in Ashcroft, BC, during the January 2020 term.
The opportunity came via CAT Digital Filmmaking alumni Brendon Rodney who is working for GEP Resident Inc. in Surrey. Brendon graduated from the DP program 2012.
“It was a great opportunity for the students to get ‘live’ experience on set, while being paid at union rate,” says DF Department Head Victor Poirier.
“The Kamloops’ experience gave us incredible insight and knowledge as to what it’s like to work on a union set! I can’t thank CAT enough for this opportunity (and many more to come!),” says Noah Arnott Gannon, Q2 DF student.
“Just comparing CAT film sets to real film sets surprised me; they are really similar and I felt really prepared for the real world,” enthuses Anne Billingsley, (also Q2 DF). “It was also funny, because we’d hear things over the radio like ‘can we do the shot without the alien on the horse’!”