THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – The movie Firesong was filmed on the Fort William First Nation and at Wabigoon First Nation. Harley Legarde-Beacham is a FWFN Actor and youth worker who is in the movie.
Fire Song will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13th. Harley shares a little about the film and on how he is working to raise funds to travel to Toronto for the Premier.
Local FWFN Actor Harley Legarde-Beacham Plays David
Harley is one of the local actors who is in Fire Song, and with support from Fort William First Nation he is seeking to make it to the Red Carpet in Toronto. To accomplish that goal, Harley is fundraising. You can visit his GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/px26zv24
Harley shares, “Last June 2014, I was cast as the second lead role in the movie “Fire Song” as the character David Thomas who is the secret boyfriend of Shane. It was the first time I have ever followed my dream and pursued acting, and to be honest I didn’t think I was going to get the part, but I did! This was a great surprise and I was filled with joy everyday until we wrapped the movie last August 2014.
“As most of you know, the movie was selected to be a part of The Toronto International Film Festival’s 40th year event! I was filled with excitement and surprise when I was told that we have been selected to be a part of such a prestigious festival!! The thing is I was told to a very close date to the event, and seeing as I have been cut down many hours at work I had no time to save and plan for this trip. The Premier date of Fire Song is Sunday September 13, 2015. It is a definite spur of the moment opportunity, which is why I am doing the crowdfunding approach! By donating to get me to the premiere of Fire Song, you will be helping me get a chance to walk the red carpet with my co-stars, producers, the writer/director of Fire Song, and many others who have worked hard on the film.
“I have been stressing out about how I will raise the money for air fare, hotel accomodation, and food money. I wasn’t going to do a go fund me page, but seeing as the date is quickly approaching I’m starting to panic and starting to think that my dream of doing something so “out there” is becoming less and less a reality and this may be my one and only chance to do something so huge for myself. So by setting up a go fund me page, I am hoping to reach the goal of $2000.00 to help me with part of the costs of being down in Toronto to make my dream come true. I will be trying to fundraise also by doing bake sales, 50/50, and a couple other games”.