Ladysmith may serve as part of the setting for a new Hallmark movie next month.
Producer Paul Rayman was in Ladysmith on July 21 to speak with the Downtown Business Association to see if there would be any objections or problems to filming downtown.
Rayman said he was not ready to reveal all the details, but noted the director of the movie has identified Ladysmith as a place they would like to film. The movie is to be called The Note — Heart Healer and is of the romantic variety, said Rayman.
“We certainly want to work with the community,” said Rayman.
Two businesses, Salamander Books and Ladysmith Flowers and Gifts, have been approached as possible filming locations.
Rayman said a lot of details, including the actors, will be ironed out within the next week and they will be looking for some extras when the time comes.
Frieda Douglas, who owns Salamander Books, said while nothing is certain yet, they are thrilled with the idea.
“We’re excited about the opportunity,” said Douglas. “We’re all in favour of things that make the community more interesting.”