New Film showcases Windsor’s Rum-Running Heritage

Amherstberg's Murray Street taken back to the 20s
Amherstberg's Murray Street taken back to the 20s

Director Min Bae is currently shooting a short film in Amherstberg about Windsor’s storied rum-running past. While most of the characters in the story are fictional, two of them are based on actual people.

The story is set in 1929 Windsor, Ontario, where the main character, Jackson is caught red-handed stealing from the cellar of the wildly opulent Sandpoint Inn. Things take an interesting turn when the police arrive to raid the place further blurring the lines between good, bad, and fair people as Jackson is forced to take sides in the bootlegging business.

Canadian history is never talked about very much and is often under represented in film, so this is a great opportunity for our history to be showcased. Windsor and Detroit, have a vibrant and storied past that very few people are even aware of.

What do you think? Would you go watch this film? Let us know in the comments section below!

Our production assistants Jeremy and Marc putting finishing touches on one of our props! #stillwaterfilm #johnnyshamking

Posted by Stillwater- Windsor’s Prohibition on Sunday, 31 May 2015

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