Pandemic comedy/thriller 'Outrunners' will soon film in Kamloops

A pandemic-themed comedy/thriller will soon be shot at various Kamloops locales.

The film, called Outrunners, is the story of a determined young woman who races to save her mother while dodging snipers and reality show camera drones.

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Producers say the film will resemble something like Contagion crossed with Run Lola Run and Game Night.

Kamloops born-and-raised Ken Hegan will write and direct the film, which is set to begin filming in September.

Hegan has written for a number of magazines and TV shows, including George Stroumboulopoulos' The Hour on CBC, and was the Vancouver Public Library's first-ever screenwriter-in-residence. Outrunners will be Hegan's sixth feature-length screenplay.

Helping Hegan will be Vancouver producer Shawn Major and childhood friend and Kamloops filmmaker Vesta Giles.

Filming locations include the Plaza Hotel, locations in Brocklehurst, on Ord Road and in North Kamloops and in downtown Kamloops.

Hegan, Major and Giles are also looking for help with the film, including a "nice large house" with backyard and hot tub for two days of filming, a house or RVs for cast and crew from Sept. 8 to Sept. 19, and a fictional hospital room with bed, IV stand and EKG monitor for one day of filming.

The producers are also looking for local sponsors seeking product placement opportunities within the film, as well as local extras, with more details from the producers to follow.

For more information, contact Giles by email at

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