This winter Buzzards Bay will stay warm with bright lights and laughter when local up and coming director, Tom O’Brien, starts rolling his first feature indie comic length film Fairhaven. The feature length is based on a former high school star, who ends up
back in his small cape town, Fairhaven, MA.
In the film, Jon is in his thirties and reexamines his choices after watching a television interview with not only Jon’s football hero but the man of the hour Tom Brady who proclaims that, even after three super bowl wins, “There’s got to be something more than this”.
Jon hooks back up with his high school buddies, one who has never left and the other who has never returned. The three of them find themselves back together for Dave’s estranged father’s fisherman style wake. Dave who hasn’t returned to Fairhaven in over seven years wants this weekend to be Vegas-esque but no matter how many drinks help the buzz, a healthy dose of reality settles in.
O’Brien has been acting and writing in the New York Theater scene for last ten years. He is also a founding member of All Seasons Theater Group in New York where he met and worked with two of the stars of his new flick, Chris Messina and the gorgeous Rosemarie DeWitt, here not so long ago filming The Company Men.
Filming will be shot in Fairhaven and New Bedford, MA this January. Rumor has it, Boston Casting is casting for the film and scripts are up. So sign up with Agency Pro with the hot Boston Casting dot com where you can post your headshot and maybe your new year’s resolution to get that part will come true. For sure become friends with Fairhaven on FB where you’ll be updated on the shooting and extra work.
It’s hard to believe the summer is almost halfway over. On July 18th, the wrap party for the cast and crew of What’s Your Number was held at Splash nightclub in Boston. Since mid-May, the romantic comedy starring Anna Faris had taken over Beantown, shooting on Newbury Street, Post Office Square Park, the North End, Beacon Hill, Boylston Street, and the docks on Boston Harbor, among many other locations. As for what is left of the summer months, there are a number of productions that will be taking advantage of that ongoing Massachusetts tax credit by filming around the city and beyond.
Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, at one time was rumored to be shooting in Boston this summer. That plan was scrapped and the production commenced shooting at the Oakland Coliseum on July 26 and will run through Aug. 6.
On Monday, June 28, director Martha Coolidge began filming Sunny Side Up in Boston. The film follows the zany story of a woman who teams up with a famous fitness pro from a fictional reality show to save her family’s chicken farm.
Starting in September, New Bedford, MA will be hosting the likes of Rosemarie DeWitt and Chris Messina as they shoot the indie comic drama Fairhaven, which will also, appropriately, shoot in Fairhaven as well.
Later this fall, in October, The Fallen will be shooting around town. This film will follow the story of a Boston firefighter who becomes injured while on duty, and turns to Oxycontin to help ease his pain.
There are also a number of independent films that are shooting in Connecticut this summer. The Green will be shooting from August 14-September 3. Horror film Swine kicked off shooting July 19, and will finish up by July 31st. Herman and Shelly, by Stamford fledgling filmmaker Bridget Stokes, will shoot from August 16th to September 9. The short documentary Still Flowing will start filming sometime in August and finish up later in November.
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