Recently, the finishing touches were completed on the Nobleford Area Museum Society’s historical celluloid piece by Shadow Light Productions, out of Canmore, AB.
After a year in the making, the film is set to premiere at a public showing at Noble Central School this Friday at 7 p.m. with refreshments to follow.
A by invite only special screening is also being held in the afternoon with local dignitaries in attendance, complete with a tour of the museum.
The approximate 15-minute film entitled, “A Noble Vision” will be a permanent storytelling exhibit at the museum.
“The project is a short film — we had hired a professional production company to make for us. Originally, because our museum is located in the original Noble blade factory, we were wanting to tell the story of the factory. That was sort of the catalyst for it. Because we have so little people left to talk to who worked in the original factory it kind of is not the way the project went. We did end up with a story with the help of the production company to tell the story about C.S. Noble’s arrival and the building of the factory and what that entailed, as well as building the new factory. The production company also interviewed as many as the oldest employees of the Noble factory as we could get and created an interview archive for us from those interviews and then from those interviews took excerpts that would help tell the story on the film,” said Julie Pike, president of the Nobleford Area Museum Society.
Pike noted producers used archived pictures from the museum and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and Galt Museum in Lethbridge helped out with digging up pieces of Nobleford’s historical past, which included the iconic Noble blade. Funding for the project was possible through casino funds raised.
Pike said the film even has a couple of ladies’ husbands who worked in the factory and a woman who was C.S. Noble’s secretary for three years.
According to Pike, the film is more of an overview of Nobleford history.
“Our plan is to have more static displays to tell a little bit more of the detail of the actual factory.”
The film, Pike explained, will be run on a loop in the museum for visitors to view.
“We wanted something to enhance our visitors’ experience. It is also our 25th anniversary — we didn’t plan on it, but it just worked out that it happens to be our 25 anniversary. It was a nice way to tie that in,” said Pike, with the official anniversary taking place in December.