Sci-Fi Thriller Netflix Movie Awake Filming Scenes In Peterborough

Awake, a sci-fi Netflix thriller that has been filming scenes in Ontario this summer, is in Peterborough for a couple days shooting scenes around Little Lake.

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

The movie stars Gina Rodriguez as an ex-soldier with a troubled past. Marc Raso is directing, and the cast also includes the likes of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, Gil Bellows and more.

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

According to Variety, “the story is set after a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, and chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Rodriguez’s character may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter while she faces the prospect of saving the world before she herself loses her mind.”

Scott Arnold captured the pictures from scenes filmed here throughout this post.

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

No word on the movie’s release date at this time.

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Millbrook Is Swooning Over Josh Duhamel And He Is Swooning Over Them

Heartthrob actor Josh Duhamel is in Millbrook filming the superhero drama Netflix series Jupiter's Legacy, and he is being incredibly gracious with fans.

“Best day ever, got to meet Josh Duhamel today at work,” says Taylor Froggatt on Facebook of meeting the Transformers star. “Gotta love when they film Netflix movies in Millbrook. So star struck right now.”

Photo by Taylor Froggatt (Facebook)

Photo by Taylor Froggatt (Facebook)

The Valley Shop in Millbrook posted this pic below to their Facebook page

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As well, The Quilter’s Bolt in Millbrook posted this picture to their Facebook page

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“Josh was kind enough to stop and take selfies with us Nexicom ladies. Love working in Millbrook,” says Suzanne Tyo-Whiston on Facebook where she posted this selfie picture with him.

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Oh, and when he’s not taking photos with adoring fans, he is doing some filming—as evidenced by this photo by Pastry Peddler

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Feature Film Beacon Street Shooting Scenes In Downtown Millbrook

The beautiful town of Millbrook near Peterborough, which is often used for scenes on TV series and movies, has once again been transformed into a set for Beacon Street, a new feature film in production being filmed on location there for several days.

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Many of the stores and cafes in town have been transformed for scenes in this Netflix movie, including the local Home Hardware, which is now Rudolph’s Dry Tack & Hardware…

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The Millbrook Business Improvement Area posted to their Facebook page video of all the people from the film production supporting business in the community, including the Pastry Peddlar…

Here are a couple more pictures from the set…

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Netflix Brings HD Support To Peterborough

The video streaming service Netflix has announced Super HD, which will bring 1080p video to subscribers. They have updated their "Open Connect" delivery service to allow internet providers even higher content than previously available.

To see the higher quality content, you will need...

  • an internet service with 5 Mb/s download
  • one of the supported devices (Netflix Super HD will be available on PS3, Wii U, Windows 8, Roku, Apple TVs, with 1080p, and select smart TVs and Blu-Ray players with more devices coming soon)
  • A compatible internet provider

Netflix offers internet providers a "caching applicance" to allow quick streaming, however not all providers currently have one. Cogeco here in Peterborough offers Super HD. Check with Netflix's Super HD webpage to see if the service is available to you and let us know in the comments section if Bell and Nexicom offer it as well.

This looks to have been announced just in time for the Netflix exclusive shows House of Cards with Kevin Spacey (February 1st), Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove (April 19th), and the return of Arrested Development (May). Not much content is available in Super HD just yet, but Netflix will be rolling it out over time.

You can sign up for a free one-month trial of Netflix. A regular monthly fee of $7.99 will apply after that.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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