Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An Homage to A Hometown

Confession: This blog post is complete indulgence. Thanks for humoring me.

Almost frame of this movie was shot in my old hometown.


Harvest Trailer from Ibid Filmworks on Vimeo.

The shots in front of the coffee shop? That's the Main Street mainstay (one of 8 in a town of 16K people) where my youngest sister worked in the summertime.

The shots of the grandson and grandfather fishing? That was taken at West Wharf, along the water where my middle sister and I worked for seven summers.

And the shots of Robert Loggia riding his bike town a thickly tree lined street? That's Island Avenue - the street where my family lived for 14 years. He's descending the ridge that's just beyond our old home, headed toward Middle Beach Road, Madison Beach Club and Tuxis Island.

Harvest took up camp in Madison, Connecticut for several months in 2008. Our town had other brushes with fame (was almost the site for shooting for The Stepford Wives and several celebs live in or very near Madison), but this was the first time a film practically chronicled life in this precious coastal town.

The movie has scored several awards, and I am so hopeful it does well enough to garner a showing at either the Mariemont or Esquire theatres.

Madison is a surreal place and I am grateful I had the opportunity to call it home for a time.

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1 comment:

garry said...

These information which you can share over here is really great. The movie has scored several awards, and I am so hopeful it does well enough to garner a showing at either the Mariemont or Esquire theatres.
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