Starting March 14, 20th Century Fox film crews will be on Crescent Lake shooting scenes for a film called “The Impossible”.
The film will shoot for approximately 31 days in various locations around Winnipeg, Selkirk, and Portage la Prairie.
The Impossible is based on an incredible true story and follows John Smith (played by Marcel Ruiz), a 14-year-old boy in St. Louis, who after crashing into a frozen lake is pulled out after 15 minutes. John’s mother, Joyce (played by Chrissy Metz), fights for his life against all medical advice and wisdom, and in the moment of her deepest despair her anguished cry to God brings John back to life.
With injuries and permanent damage looming, Joyce is determined to protect her son and provide every opportunity to see him live. This heart-wrenching true story is about miracles, and the power of love. DeVon Franklin, producer of Miracles From Heaven is producing The Impossible. Roxann Dawson is directing.
Last summer Portage played host to camera crews who turned the former Campbell Soup building into a set for the movie “Break My Heart a 1,000 Times”.
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