TV show be­ing filmed in North West River

Un­scripted se­ries will fo­cus around CRB Au­to­mo­tive

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - CLASSIFIED -

What seems like ev­ery­day life in Labrador can seem quite in­ter­est­ing and ex­otic to oth­ers. Now all of North Amer­ica will have the chance to see for them­selves.

Last Stop Garage is an un­scripted television show be­ing filmed in North West River, re­volv­ing around CRB Au­to­mo­tive and the chal­lenges they deal with on a daily ba­sis as the only re­pair shop in town.

Jay Arm­strong, the se­ries producer, said the idea came about when a col­league of his was fly­ing over Labrador.

“There was this vast wilder­ness and he won­dered ‘who lives there? What are their lives like?’” Arm­strong told TC Me­dia in an in­ter­view on Feb. 7. “Peo­ple have been film­ing in the Yukon, the Klondike and other parts of the north but here was this place with these amaz­ing peo­ple and land­scape and we wanted to show that to peo­ple.”

He said the re­siliency and the in­ge­nu­ity of peo­ple liv­ing in Labrador is some­thing that is re­ally spe­cial. He’s also fairly cer­tain that a television show has never been filmed in Labrador be­fore, out­side of doc­u­men­taries.

“This is a great chance to show some­thing a lot of peo­ple haven’t seen,” he said. “But it’s re­ally all about the peo­ple. ”

Arm­strong said the show is pitched as hav­ing a comedic bent be­cause the peo­ple who work there are smart, funny and in­ter­est­ing.

Each episode will re­volve around a job the shop has to com­plete.

“They have to fix any­thing that comes through their door, whether it be a snow­mo­bile, a car or what­ever,” he said. “They might not have the right parts or have ever fixed one be­fore but they al­ways get it done.”

The sub­ject mat­ter of the show, char­ac­ters, re­source­ful­ness, and vast wilder­ness of Labrador will draw in an au­di­ence across Canada and the United States, Arm­strong said.

The show will air on the Dis­cov­ery net­work in Canada and on the Dis­cov­ery Net­work owned auto themed net­work Ve­loc­ity in the United States. It is ex­pected to air this fall.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Last Stop Garage is an un­scripted show that will take place in North West River. The show is in pre-pro­duc­tion and is slated to start film­ing in March. The cast in­cludes, from left, Amy Par­sons, Ross Humby, Collin Baikie, Stan­ley Oliver, Corey Web­ber, Le­an­der Baikie and Kyle Pow­ell.

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