Western transformed into movie set
On the heels of Convocation, and concurrently with the CAUBO conference, more than 200 cast and crew members with Downfield Production Inc. arrived on campus June 20 to film a television movie. For two days, Western’s campus was transformed into West Point, circa 1951, for the movie Code Breakers – a true story about a cheating incident at the famed American military academy that resulted in the resignation of 90 cadets.
Western welcomed the challenge to host the filming of Code Breakers to support an element identified in the City of London’s Creative Cities Task Force report for building London’s reputation as a cultural and artistic centre; specifically, to seek out opportunities to attract the film industry to our community. When our campus was identified by movie scouts as having striking similarities to West Point, it seemed an ideal opportunity to support the Creative Cities initiative.
Once again, staff from across campus – particularly Physical Plant, Parking Services, Campus Police and Hospitality Services – provided outstanding support to ensure Western was looking its very best for the cameras, that our guests were warmly received, and that there was a minimum of disruption to our usual campus activities.
A photostream from this event is available.
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