The director of a heist film set in Winnipeg said his crew’s trailer and some of its content were found after he went missing from the Riverview neighborhood on Monday morning.
“It’s a crazy story,” Stu Stone told Global News.
“Three different people claiming to have our things asked us for money to return them. All three turned out to be false and the police are now dealing with these cases.
“Part of the equipment and the trailer were found abandoned by the police…. The truck is long gone, we probably won’t see it again. “
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Stone and producer Adam Rodness are in Winnipeg to shoot Vandits, a film about a group of teenagers trying to “pull off a ridiculous heist”, according to the film IDMb page, and the director said he recognizes the irony that the creators of a heist movie got themselves robbed.
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“It’s crazy. Truth is stranger than fiction,” Stone said.
Despite their struggles, the crew remains determined to shoot the film in Winnipeg and were even able to complete the job without the $ 250,000 in missing material.
“Even with all of this craziness, we managed to film our first day today,” Stone said, “and we’ll be going back tomorrow.
“That’s what we came here to do and the show will continue.”
Heist film shoot in Winnipeg delayed when equipment stolen: “The irony is not lost on us”
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