Film crews descended on Corydon Avenue Friday for an all-day shoot on the upcoming DVD flick “Beethoven Saves Christmas.”
Streets in the area were shutdown to traffic and pedestrians between Hugo and Cockburn to accommodate the large production from noon onward.
About 500 extras were needed for the parade scene, which began filming at 6 p.m. and wrapped shortly after 1 a.m. this morning.
Despite the warmer temperatures for most of the day, the expected blizzard made for blistery conditions later in the evening. Staff on the film — many of whom hail from Southern California — bundled up and put on brave faces to get the job done.
The film has been shooting on location around Winnipeg for several weeks — most recently moving to Corydon from Transcona.
Universal Studios is backing the production, with local talent agency Kari Casting handling the logistics for paid extras.
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