Chapleau Film Gets Worldwide Online Release

A Chapleau-based - and filmed - movie is getting an international boost.

Filmed in and around Chapleau in 2012, independent feature film "The Road to Tophet" was released on iTunes and VOD on Tuesday, as part of a new distribution deal

Speaking to JJAM FM News in 2012, writer, director, and producer Steve Schmidt explained the idea of the film - a French Canadian kid smuggling drugs across the US border who's betrayed by his boss to force him to stay in the business - stemmed from a want for a story that "would work" in Chapleau.

"The Road to Tophet" was originally released in 2014, and has seen success in film festivals, including winning "Best Micro-Budget Feature" at the Toronto Independent Film Festival in 2014.