Netflix movie takes over Hamilton's McMaster University campus

Hamilton’s McMaster University is getting a taste of Hollywood.


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The Engineering building on campus has been renamed Kleitman Medical Research for the filming of a Netflix movie called Awake.

The sci-fi thriller stars Gina Rodriguez as an ex-soldier with a troubled past.

The story is set after a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, and chaos quickly begins to consume the world.

However, Rodriguez’s character may hold the key to a cure.


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The actress won a Golden Globe for her lead role in the sitcom “Jane the Virgin,” which is now in its fifth and final season.

Last year, over 130 productions filmed in Hamilton.

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