Cowichan’s Elkington House co-stars with Casey Affleck in film

Oscar-winning Affleck is also writing and starring in the survival adventure film.

Maple Bay Road will be closed but instead of annoying motorists, it’s causing lots of excitement as a feature film, Light of My Life, directed by Casey Affleck, takes advantage of the foreboding appearance of Elkington House.

Oscar-winning Affleck is also writing and starring in the survival adventure film.

Workers prepared the house for filming between Feb. 21-28 and then, until March 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. the filming takes place and then tidies up at night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Finally, from March 13-17, a small cleanup crew will restore the house to its normal condition.

“Our scenes include dialogue between our two actors arriving at an abandoned house, said Braden Jennings, location manager.

“They stay in the house for a few days. There will also be a number of scenes all over the property in selected areas. Since our filming is time sensitive due to the young age of our actors and noise, we will be doing a detour for Maple Bay Road just in front of the house for local traffic…only while we are filming. Any emergency vehicles will be allowed through by our traffic control people with no waiting time.”

During the filming, traffic is being blocked off along Maple Bay Road with a detour using Mackenzie Drive, Kathleen Drive, and Osprey Drive.