Outside of British Columbia, you may not know about Enderby, a beautiful small community just north of Vernon, home to some of the province’s most stunning landscapes. BC Job Maker and Enderby’s own Rick Dugdale is working to change that, and is committed to bringing more film production and jobs to the area.
The latest BC Job Makers tells the story of Los Angeles based Enderby Entertainment, an independent film, television and digital media financing and production company. Started in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Daniel Petrie, Jr., Enderby Entertainment’s film credits include An Ordinary Man, starring Ben Kingsley, Dawn Patrol, starring Scott Eastwood, and Rita Wilson.
More recently, Enderby Entertainment was successful in securing three months of production in Enderby for the filming of Blackway, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta. Spending on the production saw over $5 million injected to the local economy, with between 60 and 70 local businesses positively impacted, varying from restaurants, to catering, to hotels.
“We are an old fashion production house with an emphasis on storytelling and creativity, while at the same time, we emphasize transparency when it comes to production finances. Although I live in Los Angeles, I am proud to be from Enderby and know well the benefits of filming in the area. We have so much talent in the province, and I was thrilled to see over 150 people from British Columbia hired as cast and crew for the film, with 100 of those coming from the Okanagan alone.”
“With a strong economy, its proximity to Los Angeles, and talented workforce, British Columbia is a solid choice for filming. As we continue to grow, I look forward to continuing to support of the film and television sector here in B.C., by securing more filming – and work for locals – in the beautiful Okanagan.”
The Province of B.C. thanks job maker Enderby Entertainment and Rick Dugdale for investing in our province – creating jobs, and helping build the economy that supports British Columbian families and communities.