|DVD Time Code = 01 55 27|
|Location: Range Road 252, east of Beiseker, AB|
|GPS: 51d 22m 18.24s -113d 25m 31.08s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: Twist Ranch (Exterior)|
“It was July 20, 2004, when the circus arrived (circus is the industry term for the caravan of production vehicles and crew). Twenty or so tractor trailers, barbeques, power generators, cranes, everything you can imagine. More than 100 people, easy. Security was tight; they had to block the highway,” he said, referring to a nearby two lane road.
Before shooting, crews spent months restoring the house which had literally fallen down on itself. Extensive roof and carpentry work was required, the exterior fašade and the rooms used in the film were plastered and painted. The green grasses and trees were treated with a desiccant in order to give them a brown / yellow hue. A small cemetery (which can be seen in some promotional footage, but not in the film) was erected to the left (south) side of the house.
“They must have driven that truck up to the house 20 times to get the shot they wanted,” he recalls.
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Revised 27 June 2015