UFO, written and directed by Ryan Eslinger, stars Golden Globe Winner Gillian Anderson and Tony Award Winner Alex Sharp.
UFO, written and directed by Ryan Eslinger, stars Golden Globe Winner Gillian Anderson and Tony Award Winner Alex Sharp.
The upcoming action thriller REPRISAL, directed by Brian A. Miller, stars Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo. The film shot on location here in Cincinnati, will be released in theaters and on demand by Lionsgate Premiere on August 31st.
Jacob (Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James (Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel (Johnathon Schaech), the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife (Olivia Culpo) and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.
Show up, have a Rhinegeist and support Film Cincinnati!
Wednesday, July 25 from 5-8pm at Rhinegeist Brewery. A portion of proceeds benefit the film commission.
We'll be there, will you?
Movie production is gearing up for the summer season with shooting under way in Brown County on the movie, Chance. Based on the real-life story of local baseball star Chance Smith, the movie stars Matthew Modine, most recently in Stranger Things, as the team’s baseball coach. The real coach of Chance’s team, Michael Daly, co-wrote the script and the majority of the movie will be shot where Chance played baseball, Flash Baseball Complex.
Also this month, we’ll get our first look at the Cincinnati-made, John Travolta biopic, Gotti fresh off its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Directed by Kevin Connolly of “Entourage” fame, Gotti will be released in theaters on June 15.
“While John Travolta has kept a steady film presence in recent years, he turned heads back in 2016 for his performance as Robert Shapiro FX's in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for which he earned an Emmy nomination,” said Cinema Blend. “Travolta's turn as John Gotti looks like it could potentially be that same kind of award caliber performance, presenting the man as charismatic, yet someone who should definitely be feared.”
Expect a Film Cincinnati special showing of Gotti to be announced soon.
Also mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 25th at Rhinegeist for its “Charitable Suds” event, benefiting Film Cincinnati. We had a blast at the last fundraiser at Corkopolis and we hope to see you at Rhinegeist in July
Join Film Cincinnati at Corkopolis Wine Market & Bar for Corks for a Cause on Thursday, May 24 from 5pm-8pm.
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Warehouse Sale for the Ted Bundy movie: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile
Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Kentucky has been a gracious and welcoming home for the filming of the Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile.
It takes a Shocking amount of work to transform 2018 Northern Kentucky into early 1970’s Pacific North West. As they wrap up the production, the crew is selling all of its movie stuff.
From functional (vintage couches, chairs, wardrobe and lighting fixtures) to collectible (of the period clocks, records, payphone and cash register), all these pieces played key roles in creating a tangible world for the characters to live in. It’s all for sale. Browse and shop the assortment of movie-used props, wardrobe, and set decorations, and go home with a little piece of Hollywood.
Film Cincinnati has partnered with Kroger Community Rewards, AmazonSmile and Giving Assistant. Now it’s easy to donate a portion of the dollars you spend to Film Cincinnati.
The Electronic Media Division at The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music is hosting E-Media alum and feature film editor, Elliot Greenberg who will discuss, "The Film and Television Entertainment Industry Through the Lens of Post-production: My Personal Journey" at 12:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in CCM’s Mary Emery Hall Room 3250.
Elliot has been the editor for the feature films "Fantastic Four," "Chronicle," "No Escape," "As Above So Below," "Devil" and many others. He just finished cutting his first television series, "Waco," which is currently airing as part of the launch of the Paramount Network.
Elliot will talk to students about his own career, from breaking into the film industry and rising through the ranks to becoming the lead picture editor on feature films and TV shows. There will be a Q&A session following his presentation and review of some of his work. “I hope that through my own journey, students will gain a better understanding of what it is like to work in Hollywood,” Greenberg says. “From someone who has been exactly where they are now, I hope to show them that getting to work at such a high level in the film/TV business is not as impossible as it might seem, and with a lot of hard work and determination they can achieve their careers goals no matter what the field.”
This is a free event and a fantastic opportunity for all students!
“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.
It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that Cincinnati took over the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for the World Premiere of the Cincinnati-shot feature, “the public,” written and directed by, and starring, Emilio Estevez.
More than 50 friends and supporters of Film Cincinnati, along with cast and crew who worked on “the public,” came to the Santa Barbara Film Festival for the January 31 premiere that kicked off the 33rd annual SBIFF.
“Santa Barbara is just the latest film festival to showcase Cincinnati-made films,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati. “Following Cannes, Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival, Santa Barbara gives us the chance to show movie makers and producers how Film Cincinnati can help them make world-class feature films.”
A full house of more than 2,000 watched the film, which features Estevez as an administrator at the downtown public library in Cincinnati. During an unusually cold winter blast, the homeless who stay in the library during the day refuse to leave at closing time because the shelters are at capacity.
There are plenty of scenes to remind Cincinnatians of their city, from the polar bear in the library to downtown panoramas to LaRosa’s pizza boxes. Remarks about Indian Hill and Mt. Adams will bring a chuckle to those who get the insider references.
But the story itself is a serious one, and it’s one that public spaces deal with every day: How to serve the underserved population while following the building’s, and the city’s, rules. Estevez deals with the debate with compassion and empathy, while leaving the door open for the viewer to consider what the next steps should be for our society.
In the movies, Cincinnati often fills in as 1950s New York or 1970s suburbia. In “the public,” Cincinnati gets to play itself. And in this role, Cincinnati shines.
Tonight is a big night in the 30-year history of Film Cincinnati, as the movie, “the public,” has its world premiere tonight as the opening film at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF).
While hundreds of movies, features and commercials have been shot in Cincinnati, this is one time that Cincinnati gets to play itself, as the Emilio Estevez-written film is set in Cincinnati—specifically, the public library downtown.
“Tonight’s world premiere is a special moment for the film, but it’s also a special moment for Film Cincinnati,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director. “It shows that Cincinnati’s locations, crews and extras are deserving of the international film spotlight.”
We have a delegation of more than 50 from Cincinnati in Santa Barbara supporting Film Cincinnati, and supporting ‘the public.’ It is a time for Film Cincinnati to walk the red carpet and take its place among the major film destinations for movie makers, producers and financiers.
Film Cincinnati could not have made it here without the support of our supporters, partners and donors who help continue the work of bringing major motion pictures into the Greater Cincinnati area. We are proud to have Film Cincinnati walk the red carpet tonight and are looking forward to many more opportunities to come to show off Cincinnati to the film industry.
Filmed in Cincinnati and headlining a major film festival: Emilio Estevez’s the public has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
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Production is under way in Northern Kentucky on the latest feature film to come to this area in partnership with Film Cincinnati, “HAUNT,” now shooting in Covington.
“HAUNT” is a horror/thriller from writer/directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, according to producer Mark Fasano of Nickel City Pictures. The feature is expected to shoot for five weeks in Northern Kentucky.
"'HAUNT' is just the latest motion picture to take advantage of the tax incentives offered to moviemakers in Ohio and Kentucky” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati. “We are excited to welcome another production company to the region that can use the resources available to filmmakers here. We are especially thrilled to see the impact directly in Northern Kentucky.”
NBC's America's Got Talent is coming to Cincinnati to hold auditions for the 13th season of the show on November 14th at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
You can either do open call auditions or submit a video by November 5 and be at the front of the audition line.
The judges for Season 13 have not been confirmed but last season the judges were Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Melanie Brown, and Heidi Klum. Tyra Banks began hosting the show last season and will likely return.
To sign up, visit americasgottalentaudition.com
Cincinnati and John Travolta get gangster in the trailer for GOTTI
Filmed in Greater Cincinnati in fall 2016, The Killing of a Sacred Deer features many high profile landmarks throughout the city.