Nelsonite Drew Summersides and Skylar Kehr of Vancouver were stoked to be skateboarding for a BC Transit commercial being filmed by Sherpas Cinema in Nelson this week.

Sherpas Cinema shoots skaters in Nelson for BC Transit

Lakeside walkers may have noticed a change in the traffic pattern Wednesday evening as skateboarders caught a bus over and over again.



Sherpas Cinema has a crew filming a commercial in Nelson this week for BC Transit with the help of two young skateboarders.

Nelsonite Drew Summersides and Skylar Kehr of Vancouver are thrilled to be skateboarding for the ad. Both agreed it was good to be getting paid for something they already do.

Director of photography Leo Hoorn and director Eric Crosland were two of the six person crew on scene filming Summerside and Kehr skating up to a bus stop beside the Lakeside gazebo just as the Uphill bus arrives. They have been filming other segments in the Uphill neighbourhood on Stanley St. as well.

Summersides wasn’t the only local on scene. Crosland, director of Sherpas Cinema, lives in Nelson with his wife and children.

Production manger Elizabeth Leilani said the segment was a tribute to Canadian freeskier J.P. Auclair, who died in an avalanche while filming in Chile last fall. He was in the film All.I.Can., which was filmed in Nelson and started this series of BC Transit spots.

This commercial is the third in the series featuring mountain biking, climbing and now skateboarding as a way to remind active outdoors people that they can reach their destination by transit too.

Sherpas Cinema focuses on aerial cinematography and mountain sports savvy, with everything from commercials, to environmental topics, to sports features. Their latest feature is Into the Mind.

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