Film crew takes over downtown Duncan (photos)

A big crowd gathered around the outskirts of Duncan’s City Square Tuesday afternoon, July 14, to watch a film crew at work.

Using the beautiful square and historic City Hall for a backdrop they were shooting scenes for the upcoming Disney Channel movie For Wheelz.

Eager onlookers of all ages were kept away from the area but still could see the makeup crew at work, as well as observe the efforts to prepare the car used in the scenes being shot there.

Auditions for roles took place in Los Angeles, Victoria and Vancouver and shooting is continuing through August, according to Disney Casting.

For Wheelz is all about Mark, a teenager unsuccessfully trying to get his driver’s licence who suddenly finds a beautiful girl wants him to drive her to a pool party.

He needs a competent driving instructor – fast. But nothing goes according to plan.

Daytime Emmy nominee Jonathan A. Rosenbaum is directing and Kim Arnott and Robyn Snider are producing the film.