Canadian TV show films at Parkwood
Canadian TV show films at Parkwood
August 5,2009

By Lindsey Cole
The Oshawa Express

The big bright lights could be seen from Simcoe Street as film crews began to shoot at the historic Parkwood Estate in Oshawa. Recently, actors and crews from the Canadian television show Murdoch Mysteries were at the estate filming several episodes, says Parkwood Curator Samantha George.“The filming we do, the photo shoots and whatnot is operating revenue that is generated,” she says, adding the episodes will be aired at some point in March 2010.“It’s kind of amazing what they can envision,” she explains of the set designs that virtually transform the heritage home.“It’s nice to see a period (show). And it’s nice it’s Canadian.”
Last year Parkwood was also used to film the movie Amelia, which is a look at legendary
pilot Amelia Earhart. A lot of the movie was filmed inside the estate says George, though the south lawn was used for a very unique purpose.

“The south lawn was used to look like South Africa,” she says with a laugh. The movie, which is slated for release in October, is already getting some Oscar buzz, she says, which is exciting for employees at Parkwood. However, this isn’t the first time Parkwood has been used for films and TV shows. Some of the movies that have been filmed there include comedy Billy Madison with Adam Sandler, Tuxedo, X-Men, Charlie Bartlett, Chicago, Undercover Brother and The James Bond Story.. Rich Bride, Poor Bride as well as Housecapades with Mike Bullard are some of the TV shows which have been filmed at the estate. A number of TV movies have also used the Oshawa site as a filming location. Subway Sandwiches used the Estate to film
a commercial in 2006.




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