Monday, October 3, 2011

My Flicka Country Pride Movie Set Visit...

Flicka Country Pride
Last week I got the opportunity to go to Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and visit the Flicka Country Pride movie set! After going through customs I was welcomed by Diva Limo service.

First I checked in at the luxurious Manteo Resort...
I was excited as we pulled up to see this resort is where I would be staying! The Villa I stayed in was spacious and very elegant. It had a kitchen, dining room, living room, private bedroom, nice bathroom with a garden tub and even a washer and dryer. 
While staying at the Manteo Resort we also had dinner at their Wild Apple Restaurant. Their food was very high quality and so delicious! The pan-seared star anise wild salmon fillet was my personal favorite.

The private lakeside beach and the beautiful views from the balcony of my room were amazing!

Here I am above with Wolf, the Unit Publicist for Flicka Country Pride. I was delighted to sit by her at dinner the first night on my trip. We had an excellent meal at Old Vines the restaurant at Quails' Gate!
Their menu was sourced from surrounding fields and pastures. This restaurant has beautiful lakeside and vineyard views. The hand rolled potato and herb gnocchi was divine and so flavorful. I loved the atmosphere and the dinner was awesome!

Next we headed off to the Flicka Country Pride set which had fancy horse stables and a championship riding arena. 
The beautiful scenery is a perfect backdrop for this movie! 

I was excited to interview actor Clint Black, actress Lisa Hartman Black, actress Kacey Rohl, producer Connie Dolphin, and executive producer Janeen Damian.
Actress Kacey Rohl was so friendly and had a great personality! I asked her what she liked about being part of this movie. She said, "It's a great story and I wanted to work with the horses". 

Producer Connie Dolphin told us the message of the movie is that a girl who is lost can find her way. 

Executive producer Janeen Damian said this movie has lots of action in it and the story of Flicka is all about relationships.

Actress Lisa Hartman Black enjoys sharing notes with Clint and watching their daughter that will be in the movie shine. She said Flicka is a magical horse that helps heal a broken family. She told us, "The movie has such heart".

Actor and country music star Clint Black is going to be great in this movie! I asked him if he gets to use some of his own humor in this film and he said yes. He likes that the director Michael Damian let's him add some of his own lines. I liked when Clint said, "When you get into trouble there could be someone there to reach a hand or a hoof".
Thanks Meghann Norris from the Horse Connection Magazine for the group shots with Clint & Lisa Black. You are a talented and wonderful photographer! 

More about the movie: 
Flicka Country Pride will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Flicka Country Pride picks up where Flicka 2 left off with Wyoming cowboy horse-trainer Toby (Clint Black), who is now hired by single mom Lindy (Lisa Hartman Black) to help manage her struggling hunter/jumper stable. He arrives with his black Mustang mare Flicka, a horse with a mind of her own. Lindy's teenage daughter Kelly (Kacey Rohl), who gave up riding in horse-show championships when her dad died, finds a kindred spirit in Flicka, and it's a bond that gives Kelly the confidence to dig down deep inside and try to save the barn in the only way she knows. 

It was very exciting to be there while they were actually filming! After seeing how passionate all involved with Flicka Country Pride are, I can't wait to see this! It's going to be a wonderful and touching movie!

This was a great trip hanging out with incredible people! Thanks again to all that made it possible! Watch for another Flicka Country Pride post coming closer to the release date. 

DISCLAIMER:
*I  did not receive any money for this post. I did receive the trip at no charge to tour the set and write about the movie.*

22 comments:

Angela said...

Wow!!!! This movie sounds amazing & good!!! I loved reading all about your trip & the pictures are great also :)

Thanks for a great review Shauna :)

Love Ya! ;)

Pam said...

I can't wait to see this movie with my family after reading about it here! How great that you got to be there behind the scenes. Thanks for sharing with us.

Annette Hansen (Hancey) said...

Wonderful opportunity for you! What great people you got to hang with too. Looks like it would be a fun movie to watch. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Wow, It is so beautiful there! I can't wait to see the movie! I love Clint Black and Lisa Hartman! Sounds like you had a great time!

Dixie Mom said...

How exciting!, can't wait to see the movie!

Mommystired said...

How cool! You are the perfect person for them to send and to have write about this. I just added it to my list of must watch movies. Thanks Shauna for the great post!

CL Beck, author said...

I'm so tickled that you got to go, Shauna. And the movie sounds really good! Thanks for a wonderful review!

Rob said...

I liked the other two Flicka movies and now that I've heard about how fun and amazing all the actors are in person, I can't wait to see Flick 3. I love all the pics you took. It sounds like you had a great time.

Paula said...

Flicka is one of my favorite movies. I'm soooo glad they are making another one. I love Clint & his wife,they are perfect for this show. The pictures you took are wonderful

Teri said...

Sounds great! Looks so beautiful. I will have to look for the movie when it comes out.

Evelyn said...

Oh my gosh, it sounds divine!!! I will see this movie with my kids just because of how well they treated you! :-) It's so refreshing to see such passion being put into a family friendly movie!

Love you!

Jackie said...

This sounds amazing. I genuinely want to see the movie now!

What a fabulous trip!

SallyDillard said...

The Flicka 3 movie sounds great! I am excited to watch it now after hearing about it.

Kaylee said...

What an excellent post Shauna! Love the pictures. Flicka 3 sounds wonderful. Can't wait to watch it with my family when it comes out. Thanks for sharing about it with us!

Deborah said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I'm so glad Hollywood is making a movie with a positive message for girls (and boys and adults, too).

Cassandra said...

That sounds like so much fun. I can't wait to see the movie.

Terra H. said...

What a wonderful and amazing opportunity! Sounds like you had a good time. I'll be watching the movie with my family when it comes out.

Darlene said...

How awesome that you got to see them filming this. Looks like it was beautiful there. I love horses so this is a must watch for me!

Tonia said...

Wow, this movie is going to be a big hit. Can't wait to see it!!!

April said...

Sweet! Looks like it will be a touching movie. Thanks for the heads up, we are excited for it to come out!

Anonymous said...

I loved all the flicka movies just watched the newest one and im hoping there going to make another movie,clint black was awesome in the of the last movies, hes a great guy that knows how to have fun and things like that!

Anonymous said...

I loved this flicka movie and seriously hope that there will be a 4th one. They just seem to get better and better! (Unlike most movie series.) It must have been awsome to get to watch the filming and be therw in person!