Filming for m & s Marshall Production newest production Blue Love had its second day of filming in St Thomas at the Elgin General Hospital on Saturday May 12th. There was something truly fitting about filming on this date given the week on May 6th to 12th is National Nurses Week. This week is set aside to celebrate nurses and raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. With Saturday May 12th being the end of the week and the day that is declared National Nurses Day. May 12th is also Florence Nightingale’s Birthday. Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing figure in nursing who greatly affected 19th- and 20th-century policies around proper care. She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’. Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform, and in 1860 she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses. The connection of Nightingale’s birthday the end of Nurses week and the fact that she established the St Thomas Hospital in England. All played into the perfect setting for the m & s Marshall crew to be in the Elgin General Hospital in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada to film for Blue Love scenes that took place in a hospital and involved Nurses on the day set aside for them. it was even more special that the cast had nurses, PSW’s, nurse students and other related fields being part of the people playing the roles of Nurses in the film. “It was an amazing day with some amazingly talented people who helped create some truly awesome shots that will look out of this world when they are edited.” says Blue Love director and m & s Marshall Productions co-owner Matthew Marshall. Marshall really loved that they got to do those scenes on the day that is set aside for recognizing nurses. “Those kind of things are special to me. I have a lot of respect for the jobs nurses do. I know a lot of family and friends who are either retired nurses or currently nurses. They are a special and important part of society”, Marshall goes on to say. Blue Love centres on the main character of Kaitlyn Butler (Played by Helena Rose) who is a nurse in the film. The scenes included one at nursing station, a scene that looked like a clinic, A hospital corridor where nurses were pushing a bed down a hall. And a discussion between Kaitlyn and her best friend Paige (Played by Alec Catherine Temblay) who is also a nurse. The clinic scene involved a number of extra’s who all did very well and brought the scene to life. Within the group of extra’s was a number of people who are associated and part of iFilmGroup in which Marshall is the co-founder of. “It looked like a real clinic with people waiting to see a doctor. All the extra’s were great”, says Marshall. Over all he was very pleased with the day and the footage that was captured. More scenes will be filmed in the coming weeks to months as production continues with filming happening in and around London / St Thomas area.
Blue Love can be found on IMDb at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7479634/