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#Throwback669 - The Assassination of Jesse James

Image Courtsey of Kimberely French.

The Assassination of Jesses James by the Coward Robert Ford was filmed Alberta and Manitoba using ICG 669 crew.

"Attracting a film of this magnitude to Edmonton and Alberta is a credit to the members of our film industry who have made a concerted effort to sell Edmonton as a production destination," says Mayor Stephen Mandel. "I'm confident the filming of this movie is a sign of great things to come in Alberta's growing film industry. With magnificent assets such as Fort Edmonton Park, the City of Edmonton is well poised for future opportunities."

Greater Edmonton hotels, restaurants, caterers, lumber yards, hardware stores, trades people, car rentals, transportation, personal services and other businesses all stand to benefit from the $30-million (US) production.

"This film will significantly boost global awareness of Edmonton as a major film location and travel destination," says Allan Scott, EEDC President and CEO. "The value of international media exposure garnered from this kind of production for our city and province is immeasurable."

Mayor Mandel urges all Edmontonians to warmly welcome our special guests to the city as we do with all visitors, but to please respect the cast and crew's privacy.

"As Edmonton continues to position itself as a major film location, it is important that the industry feels welcome and views Edmonton as a film-friendly, professional destination," says Mandel.

According to a Sun source close to the Jesse James production, it’s not just Alberta’s natural resources that are so attractive.

“It’s the expertise of the crews in the province that continue to impress producers like David Valdes, who also produced Unforgiven and Open Range,” says the source.

Crew (At the time of production):

Susan Strembitsky – 2nd AC
Damon Moreau – Camera Operator
David Lourie – 2nd AC
Kimberley French - Stills
Patrick Hogue – 2nd AC
Andy Harris – 1st AC
Laura Hyvarinen - Trainee

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