Suzie visited the set yesterday and got some great pics of David Cronenberg and the ravers. She also likely stumbled upon some casting info! Do we have our Danko?
Gallery of photos and fan report after the cut!
Suzie’s fan report:
Can I just say I hate it when work gets in the way of my fun? Not to be deterred by a weekday shoot, I hopped in a cab at lunchtime and headed over to The Opera House live music bar on Queen St East, standing in for the “grotty” Biltmore Theater (well played, whoever chose this location!), where Eric and Danko stand on an interior balcony overlooking a rave. I chatted with two young girls dressed in flashy ’80s bar attire who told me they’d put in a 16 hour day filming yesterday but were excited to shoot the rave scene today. They tried to get the young (and clearly admired) assistant director, Jonathan Gajewski, to take a photo with them but were unable to persuade him. A few minutes later I was joined by fellow set soldier Janners and we got an eyeful of the technicolour extras as they strolled by on their way to the set. Although considering it was Queen St, we weren’t always entirely sure if they were actually residents or not!
Lunch for the cast including Rob turned into a several hour break as the big boom camera was set up inside to capture the rave in all its glory, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to see Rob heading back into the theater nor could I stay until the end of the shoot, but director David Cronenberg did oblige by checking on the interior setup and at one point I was completely fooled into thinking Rob’s dog, Bear, was being walked just outside his trailer. Bear has a doppelganger!
Just before I left I wandered down the street to the string of secondary trailers and saw “Danko” on the door of one. Curious as to who the actor was, I asked a passing crew member who pulled out a variety of call sheets but couldn’t seem to locate the one for today. He apologized and headed off across the street but then turned and came back, having found the right one. What a nice guy! Listed under Danko was the as yet uncredited Zeljko Kecojevic, who has also appeared in the Canadian shot Covert Affairs.
Thank you Suzie! We’ll see if Danko appears on IMDb or the official site at some point but for now, looks like Set soldier Suzie turned into a private eye.
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