The newly-released feature film Newton’s Grace, filmed in Pictou, using the ship Hector for seafaring scenes, will have its Canadian premiere screening at the DeCoste Centre. Director John Jackman and star Erik Nelson (John Newton) will be at the screening, which will benefit the Hector Quay Society. Local actors who appeared in the film will be recognized.
The Hector footage was filmed in May, 2013 and included many local actors. Canadian actors Spyder MacDonald, Edison Skinner, Mark Kilby, and others were featured. Other scenes were shot in North Carolina in Winston-Salem, Caswell Beach, Fort Anderson, and Fort Macon. Extensive 3D animation was used to depict the ships at sea and in storms. newtonsgracethemovie.com