Is Central New York A Movie Making Mecca?
You may remember him from Goodfellas and Romeo and Juliet, Paul Sorvino is no stranger to the big screen. He was in town over the weekend shooting scenes for his new movie called The Falling.
Some of the scenes for his new film were shot at Utica Coffee Roasting, Tailor and the Cook, and the Brodock Press building on Court Street.
Here’s what “The Falling” is about: There's a couple in love....when the wife suddenly dies in a car crash. After a year of mourning, the husband's work starts to suffer. Just as the main character starts to fall in love again, his wife appears as a ghost asking him to come to her, so he tries to commit suicide. But something stops him, and we are going to leave you hanging on that for a bit.
Is Central New York turning into a moving making mecca? Mecca maybe a bit of an exaggeration but there's no denying our area has seen an upswing of Hollywood entertainers as of late. This past spring, scenes from Irrefutable Proof were shot in Utica. A couple of months ago we learned that Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman moved his film production company to Dewitt. He plans on shooting at least 5 films here in the next year or two. The post production work for Perlman's films will be completed at my alma mater SUNY Poly.
“Knowing the State of New York supports my company and wants my business to succeed allows me to focus on making great films. There is no place I’d rather be than in Central New York, partnering with a world-class institution like SUNY Poly and becoming a part of the cultural fabric of the region,” he added.
I'm really excited to hear that Central New York is home to a lot of up and coming film projects. I've done a little acting myself, so maybe if I'm lucky, I can land a small part in one of Perlman's new movies. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Nicole Kidman, Tim McGraw, Val Kilmer, and even Flavor Flav. I was also fortunate enough to have been on ABC's Nashville 3 times. Here's my IMDb page.
Just Jen and I chatted about this today.