This article was posted original on SooToday on Marchby David Helwig. reposted with permission.
Yes, that’s Ward 2 Councillor Terry Sheehan buttonholing Oscar-winning producer/ director/ writer Michael Moore during the Big Guy’s recent surprise visit to the Shadows of the Mind Film Festival at Galaxy Cinemas.
SooToday.com has learned that Sheehan’s also been hustling the production team that’s coming to Wawa next month to shoot Snow Cake, starring three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver.
And we’ve further learned that, as a result, the Snow Cake team is now thinking of filming as many as six scenes here in the Sault.
Snow Cake to scout Sault locations this week
The film’s location manager will be here next week on a scouting trip, with Sheehan serving as tour guide.
You’ll remember that it was Sheehan who spearheaded the City’s bid to have the Canadian Music Hall of Fame established on Sault Ste. Marie’s waterfront.
That effort failed, but last month, Sheehan persuaded City Council to reinvent the Canadian Music Hall of Fame Committee as an “arts and entertainment economic opportunities” committee.
That was on Monday, February 21.
And the Ward 2 Councillor has been busier than a beaver ever since.
Sheehan invites Moore to shoot here By Friday of the same week, Sheehan was picking Michael Moore’s brain for advice on attracting more film productions here, suggesting that the Sault would be a great place to film for Moore’s upcoming documentaries.
Moore’s previous work, including the Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine, has painted Canada as a peaceful, caring nation.