Winnipeg Free Press
October 15th 2014
Two production photos have been released from the Paul Gross-directed Afghanistan war movie Hyena Road, currently shooting at CFB Shilo.
The stills show a white-haired Gross in the role of Pete, an intelligence officer, and Rossif Sutherland as a younger Canadian soldier, Ryan.
Produced by Rhombus Media, in association with Buffalo Gal Pictures and Whizbang Films, the film is touted as being in the mould of The Hurt Locker and Lone Survivior. It was also written by Gross (Passchendaele), who was inspired to pen the script after visiting Canadian troops in Afghanistan in 2010.
"This story has been foremost on my mind since," Gross said in a press release. "Their passion and commitment was truly inspiring, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to show their courage to the world."
Rossif Sutherland, the son of actor Donald Sutherland, worked in Winnipeg as the charismatic drug addict/bank robber Billy in Gary Yates’s 2009 comedy High Life.
The film also stars Christine Horne, Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Clark Johnson (The Wire) and Nabil Elouahabi (Zero Dark Thirty).
The film began principal photography Sept. 29 to mid-October at Shilo and will continue in Jordan in November.
Photo credits: Ken Woroner/Elevation Pictures