by The Canadian Press Posted May 31 2018 854

first_img by The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2018 8:54 am PDT Last Updated May 31, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HALIFAX – Nova Scotia says it has given more than $1.6 million to a Robert Pattinson movie filmed near Yarmouth, N.S.“The Lighthouse,” directed by Robert Eggers, is a fantasy horror movie also starring Willem Dafoe.The province says it has committed $1.673 million to the production, based on an eligible expenditure of $5.98 million, through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund.Nova Scotia Business Inc. announced the funding Thursday, but the movie was filmed this spring.The production was greeted with huge local interest and proved an economic boon to the Yarmouth area, with actors and crew members spotted at local stores and restaurants.One local man took a selfie with a very bearded Dafoe at a local grocery store.Screen Nova Scotia tweeted a photo of a 60-foot lighthouse built for the movie at Cape Forchu in Yarmouth Harbour, “designed to replicate those built in the early 20th century.”Additional scenes were reportedly filmed in a Yarmouth airport hangar. N.S. gives $1.6 million to movie starring Pattinson, Dafoe filmed in Yarmouthcenter_img Robert Pattinson poses at the premier of the film Damsel during the 68th edition of the International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Nova Scotia says it has given more than $1.6 million to a Robert Pattinson movie filmed near Yarmouth, N.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Markus Schreiber last_img