The first ever trailer for Whispers in the Wheat, a movie that was filmed in Brandon and a farmyard in Rossendale, was recently released. The film, written and directed by Alec Chambers of Muddy River Productions, is a story about a “young con-man who gets more than he bargained for when he searches for his late father’s final score.” Chambers tells bdnmb.ca that he first had the concept for the movie while attending the Vancouver Film School in 2019-2020. Upon returning to Manitoba in March of 2020, he expanded his initial vision for the movie. It was around that time he reached out to Miles Crossman (The Grand Illusion Film Company) who served as the movie’s producer. Once a location for filming was established in July, Chambers said things came together really quickly and he basically had 3-weeks to write the final script.
A link to the video trailer can be found here.
For Crossman the opportunity to work on the project was important for many reasons including building community and creating art. The entire film was recorded from Aug 15-Aug 31 (2020) and production started in March of this year. Approximately 30 people worked on putting the film together. Two of the lead actors are based out of British Columbia while the rest if the cast is entirely from Manitoba.
The movie is being submitted for consideration to various film festivals, with an expected release date for later in the fall. For the latest updates, please follow the movie’s Facebook page here.