“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and
Vile,” the Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins, now
shooting in Greater Cincinnati, is finding time to give back to the
community, from mentoring the next generation of movie makers to feeding the
Producers of the film have made giving back to the area a mission of the
production. As an example, motion picture catering at the end of each day is
donated to regional homeless shelters throughout Northern Kentucky and
greater Cincinnati. And this week, during an extended scene shot on
Covington’s Main Street, the 75 crew members all received production funds
to sample Covington’s local restaurants during their lunch breaks.
The producers also brought in students from Highlands High School in Fort
Thomas to conduct interviews with more than 20 crew members and department
heads during filming. The behind-the-scenes opportunity gave students
insight into job opportunities in the film industry in their own back yard.
“We are thrilled that this film is employing so many locals, are staying in
our hotels in Northern Kentucky, eating in our restaurants, enjoying our
arts and culture,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film
Cincinnati. “But it’s the giving back to the community in unique ways that
we feel excited about. The fact that they are willing to take time out of
their busy schedules to talk to high school students and give to the
homeless, is a true testament to both the talent in front of and behind the
“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” starring Efron as Ted Bundy,
Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Kaya Scoledario, continues
on-site production in Greater Cincinnati.