More Security for Camp Rock 2 Filming
“You know what just completed my life? The Jonas brothers talked to me!” said Kirsi Parnoja after stepping off the bus that came from Camp Kilcoo, where the famous Walt Disney stars were shooting a Camp Rock sequel.
Kirsi is one of the many high school students who were hired as extras for the sequel that was shot at various Haliburton and Minden camps back in 2007. All last week they were filming at a closely guarded Camp Kilcoo. Filming for the movie began at the beginning of September of this year and will go till October 16. Unfortunately last week was the only time they’ll spend filming in Haliburton.
The new movie will include Demi Lovato, Meaghan Jette Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Alyson Stoner and Daniel?Fathers as well as teen singing sensations, the Jonas Brothers.
The expected name for the sequel is not yet determined due to a legal dispute on the movie, so it will either be called Coinflip or Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
The story begins when Lovato and the Jonas brothers – Nick, Joe and Kevin – all return to Camp Rock only to find that some of the instructors and students have ditched Camp Rock for the rival camp across the lake, Camp Star. Newcomer Matthew “Mdot” Finley plays the dominant hotshot singer at Camp Star who challenges Camp Rock to a musical showdown.
But there is also another twist in the movie. Taking on a similar plot from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Nate (Nick) falls for Dana (newcomer Chloe Bridges, an accomplished 17-year-old classical pianist), who is the daughter of Camp Star’s owner.
When students were asked how they felt about being in the movie, there was no negative answer.
“It was a good experience because you got to see how movies are filmed and how that type of industry works,” Andrea Salvatori said. “It’s cool to be part of something that’s that big.”
Along with the new actors and story plot another thing noticed by returning extras and locals was the security.
At the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton you could see well-built men with t-shirts that read “security” riding golf carts around the property.
“You could obviously tell [the Jonas Brothers] were there,” said a student. “You’d have to be pretty dim to not know it.”
If that didn’t tip you off, not being able to eat in at the hotel’s dining room because the Jonas Brothers were eating at the bar that night would be.
“We just went to get some dessert and we were asked if we were guests at the hotel. We said no and they told us we couldn’t eat here. A security guard came outside and watched us, making sure we got into the car and left,” Ariah Boots, a local student, said. “Last time they were here, they were never like this. I worked at the Pinestone when they came the first time. Things were a lot more relaxed.”
Even at Camp Kilcoo security was increased. Student extras were not to bring cameras and cellphones and whoever did was given a piece of tape with a number to put on their electronic device. Then they were all put into a bin and visitors were allowed to collect them at the end of the day. By Friday, security was nowhere to be seen.
But the strict rules and high security couldn’t put a damper on the fact the Jonas Brothers were in Haliburton and people got to be in a film with them.
“Because I’m a fan, it was awesome,” Parnoja said.
“But honestly they were just like normal kids walking around the set. It didn’t feel like they were the Jonas Brothers. They didn’t act live divas at all.”
Hopefully the sequel will be just as successful as its original then maybe there will be a third movie and another chance for the stars to return to the Highlands.
Source: The Echo