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PERTH COURIER
Wednesday, July, 1998

Student hosts duel film debut
By Stephanie Strachan

     Lights, camera and what a great deal of action!
     Several local residents and dignitaries were treated to a premiere film event Saturday night at St. John high school. A Matter of Honour, a film based on Canada's last fatal duel, was brought to life by Perth native Steve Cole.
     Steve completed the short film as part of his final year requirements for a media arts course at Sheridan College. Last summer, Steve and a group of enthusiastic volunteers filmed A Matter of Honour here in Perth, where the duel occurred. The script is based on the story by Susan Code.
     An historically accurate rendition of the famous duel, the film was produced by Steve's father, Rick, who started a company called Kaleidoscope Entertainment. Steve brought together local actors, crews and resources to bring the film to life.
     A short documentary about Perth was also shown, featuring a delightful array of local historic sites and information about the town.
     Steve, who has completed school and is considering his next move, says he hopes the project won't end at this point, and plans to look into marketing and improving the films.
     "I couldn't have done it without the support of everyone in the town," Steve told his audience at showings of the film Saturday night.
     Copies of the flick were presented to Perth Mayor Lana March and the Perth Museum Board's John Stewart.

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