|Pete & Catharine Whyte in front of their house in Banff in the early 1930s.|
PhotoV683 – Courtesy of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
|A scene from Drawing Home being filmed in Larch Valley, above Moraine Lake.|
Photo courtesy of julielynnmortensen.com
The film is a romance, and even the back story of how it came to be is romantic. The producer, German Margarethe Baillou, told the sweet tale after the premiere. She came to the Rockies as a tourist in 2007, and fell in love with the place. When she happened across an exhibit of Pete and Catharine's paintings at the Whyte Museum (an unbelievable stroke of luck – it was the first retrospective of their work in the museum's history), she was hooked. From there it was a nine year journey to have it fall into place. The filming took place in 2011 and 2012, and post-production took four more years.
|Our autographed poster of Drawing Home.|
If you're keen on more, the Calgary Herald's piece about the movie is excellent.
And our local paper, the Crag & Canyon wrote a story about the movie a couple of days ago.
We hope Drawing Home shows up in your hometown. Make sure you bring a kleenex or two: you might shed a tear.