If you are a fan of Syfy's Battlestar Galactica
, you probably know that some scenes of the series were filmed in and around the extensive forests of western British Columbia. What you may not realise, however, is that two of the show's stars - Tricia Helfer
(Number Six) and Tahmoh Penikett
('Helo') - have lent their talents to a new indie docu-drama that is intended to raise awareness of issues associated with cutting down some of these forests.
The film, called The Green Chain
, was written, directed and co-produced by Vancouver-born Mark Leiren-Young
. His previous credits include scripts for episodes of the series The Collector
, Blood Ties
and Psi Factor. He has also written a book, 'Never Shoot a Stampede Queen', articles for 'Time Magazine', 'Maclean's' and 'The Utne Reader', and stage plays.
True to his roots, Leiren-Young focuses The Green Chain
on the debate in British Columbia, but it