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Filming Continues for ‘Southwest Stories’

Written by Juanita Tuntland on Friday, 20 June 2014

Filming Continues for 'Southwest Stories' GULL LAKE SouthWest Saskatchewan Tourism  Southwest Stories Saskatchewan Cypress Hills & Area Attractions   Craig and Layla Baird (Photo submitted by Layla Baird)

Some Gull Lake residents have been busy filming in Southwest Saskatchewan, all to showcase the beauty of the region.

“What we’re doing is a documentary called Southwest stories,” says local filmmaker Craig Baird.  “It’s a documentary about southwest Saskatchewan the people, place, history and the culture.  My wife Layla and I actually moved to Gull Lake in 2013.”

Since moving from Alberta, Baird says he felt the Southwest was a place that needed to be shown and thought creating a documentary would be the best way to showcase the area.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Bairds starting filming in March and since then have been busy gathering footage.

“This weekend we are going to head out to the Gravelbourg Summer Solstice Festival. We are going to spend some time out there and then we are also going to go the Windscape Kite Festival this weekend in Swift and we might just do some driving around and see what we find, and then next weekend we are heading down to grasslands,” said Craig Baird.

Through the filming process there has been even more they have discovered.

“There are various places that we have kind of discovered that we didn’t even know existed. There are a lot of cool stories and cool people that we are starting to talk to. One is a 102 year old woman that has lived here pretty much her whole life, so you get really cool stories that way from people.”

The Bairds are hoping to wrap up filming in the next month or so.  While they are still planning on filming at some parks and centennials around the southwest.

To view some of the vignettes that the Baird’s have already released you can go to

via Local News

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