Feature film wraps in Cheney

CHENEY, Wash. - Filming wrapped today in Cheney on the Purple Rose, a feature length film based on a book written by Spokane-based author Christi Walsh.

The Purple Rose tells the story of a young woman who escapes a deadly stalker and rebuilds her life in a small town. Its there she meets the man of her dreams; until her stalker tracks her down.

It was Walsh's daughter Sydney Ortman, who turned the book in to a screenplay.

The mother-daughter duo have been by each other's sides the last four weeks during filming as Walsh is also serving as a producer on the film.

“We had the same vision for this and kind of the same mindset so it was really easy, really great. There was a lot of back and forth during the editing process but its working with your mom. What is better than that,” Ortman shared.

Walsh says the main character of the page and screen is a combination of Ortman and her sister.

One of the things Ortman has enjoyed the most about filming in and around Spokane is showing the stars of the film around the area she grew up and currently calls home.

The filmmakers hope to have a rough edit completed by September and promise a Spokane-area screening for the cast and crew.