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Beau knows North Bay

The downtown has been turned into a winter wonderland, actors are bundled in cold weather gear, and crews have been busy spraying fake snow along sidewalks and over trees
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Popular actor Beau Bridges was waving and giving thumbs up to passing cars on Main St. this morning as he shot scenes for the upcoming movie Angel Falls.

(See video below)

He's also been spotted singing karaoke with locals this week.

Bridges is a three-time Emmy, two-time Golden Globe and one-time Grammy Award winner.

The movie has changed a portion of the downtown into a winter wonderland. Actors are bundled in cold weather gear, and crews have been busy spraying fake snow along sidewalks and over trees.

What looks like snow to the camera is actually environmentally safe foam upon closer inspection.

Luc Penning is responsible for making the set look like...well, North Bay in December.

"What we're using is approved by the MNR to fight forest fires, do fire suppression. The product is called Phos-Chek and it's approved for lakes and rivers where forest fires happen."

Penning says they created a foaming system to adapt it to a movie set instead of dropping it from an aircraft to fight fires, and this one is the only one in use in northern Ontario.

"It's foam," adds Penning," but the trick is on camera it feels like snow especially as we get into colder conditions it actually hardens and when the actors are walking on it, it actually sounds they are walking across snow."

It looks like a lot of work to clean up afterward but actually is pretty much self-cleaning.

"Because of the water mix in it, it dissipates naturally as it dries out and then the sun just expedites that evaporation." 

Now you know an inside trick to the movie biz.




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