From: Jennifer Hanson, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY — The corrugated metal tunnel that connects the Ontario Northland Bus Station to Northgate Square celebrated its 100th appearance in an indie film on Sunday.
“It’s an honour,” says Tisha Weaver, a woman who claims to represent the tunnel. “This tunnel has been around since 1991, and it’s seen many things.”
“If you want, I can give you the full tunnel tour for $2.00 or three cigarettes.”
Local student filmmaker Sev Moore had the privilege of filming the 100th scene ever shot in the tunnel.
“Yeah, so like, the scene is really complex and deep,” explains Moore. “In it two guys are fighting over a briefcase and it gets violent and then one guy pulls a knife but the other guy pulls a sword but then ANOTHER guy shows up with a gun and then it’s just blood and just everything, you know?”
19 year old Moore says his main influence is Quentin Tarantino.
“All of the other students are, like, big into directors like Bergman and Murnau and Vertov, but I don’t feel like anyone truly understands the subtle nuances of Quentin Tarantino like me.”
Moore’s film is called “Sword in the Guts.”
The nearly 25 foot pedestrian tunnel has appeared in low budget independent films like “Shaddies Attack,” “The Pasta Killer!,” “Help! I’ve Lost My $200 000 CAO!,” “Jerry O’Connell: God of Earthquakes,” “Lavenders Blue,” “Lavenders Blue II: Puppy Fight Club” and “Mark King’s 5 Step Fitness Guide for Lazy Stay-at-Home Moms.”
Other landmarks approaching their 100th film appearances are the underpass that connects Oak and Memorial (74), the McIntyre St. parking garage (83), and Fanny’s Private Dance Booth #4 (96).