The entire Mid-Hudson Valley has been seeing a lot of film production with much more on the way.

Two films, UNINTENDED and GREEN DOLPHIN, recently wrapped production in the region. Both productions were thrilled with the results and hope to come back for many more. We'll wrap it all up at the end of July and give you a sneak peak of things to come.



Photo sample by Tania Barricklo, Daily Freeman

Photo sample by Tania Barricklo, Daily Freeman

A feature film that may choose the Hudson Valley region to film in the fall is looking for a two story stone farmhouse in disrepair, preferably on a hill with a long driveway leading up to it, with mountains in the distance. An adjacent barn would be a bonus but they are willing to build if necessary. If you have anything that meets these requirements, please email a photo with contact info and we will pass it on to the production, which is currently considering several other regions.


Hollywood At The Hunt Building

By Paul Smart

ELLENVILLE – Production manager Patrick Eaton is professional, as is Sabine Schenk, the producer he's working with on the film they started shooting in Ellenville Monday morning, Unintended. The two usually work in New York City, helping European productions navigate the complexities of shooting in our nation's largest city. She's German, his family's French. Their background is impressive, working on everything from photo shoots and commercials to academy award winning movies such as The Reader.

Unintended is written and directed by Anja Murmann, an NYU film school graduate who got to know Upstate New York after her first short film played the Woodstock Film Festival. Her first feature, Fifteen Months in May, won "Best New Director – Special Mention " at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The two stars are Elizabeth Lail, who starred as Anna in television's Once Upon A Time, and plays Natalie on The Blacklist, and Sean Cullen, a Broadway actor with extensive film and television credits.

Read the complete story at SHAWANGUNK JOURNAL


Job Post

If you are interested in applying for any of the following crew positions for THE BURIED GIRL, please send resume and queries to Jessica at jessica@luminoustudios.com

Shoot dates are July 17 to August 18 in Poughkeepsie region.

Looking to fill these positions:

  1. Art Director ($175/day)
  2. Set Designer ($150/day)
  3. Prop Master($150/day)
  4. Art PA ($125/day)
  5. UPM ($175/day)
  6. Production Coordinator (125/day)
  7. Script Supervisor ($150/day)
  8. Boom Operator ($150/day)
  9. Best Boy Grip ($125/day)
  10. Best Boy Lighting ($125/day)
  11. Stunt Coordinator (TBD)
  12. Production Assistants (4) ($125/day)
  13. HMU Assistant ($125/day)
  14. Wardrobe Assistant ($125/day)

Short Synopsis: The Buried Girl is a swift-moving, tense, and emotionally-fullfilling murder mystery with a thrilling ending that will have the audience on the edge of their seats.


TWELVE, a feature film set for production between July 15-August 24 in Dutchess and Putnam Counties, is looking to hire the following crew members. They would prefer hiring locals for these positions.

1) Craft services person
2) Script supervisor
3)Sound mixer

If you are interested, send your resume or query to filmcommission@me.com and we will forward to the line producer.

Audition info has been removed until further notice. STAY TUNED!

Due to a wonderful but overwhelming response to the request for extras, the auditions will need to take place over multiple days.  THE JUNE 25TH AUDITION AT SCOLPINO PARK IS CANCELED due to capacity issues.  We will bet back to you asap with further details.  

Thank you for your patience.

Please forward all correspondence regarding auditions to twelvemovie12@gmail.com



Tom Cherwin has written two one-act comedies, together comprising an hour and a half of, with any luck, entertainment. The plays are going to be performed at Frank Marquette's Chocolate Arts Factory, 54 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook, on Friday, July 14, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 15, at 8; and Sunday, July 16, at 3. 

The cast members are the talented and locally well-known actors Chris Bailey, Ron Morehead, Linda Reznick, and Dorothea Swiac, plus Mr. Cherwin. The shows have been directed by Mr. Cherwin, his brother Ric, and NYC director Susanne Traub. 

Many of you will be busy or uninterested, or even averse; that's showbiz. But if those of you who are interested, and who think you'll be able to attend, could make reservations by June 29, you'd be doing a solid for all involved (if you're not sure which date'll work for you, no problem--reservations for one performance can be changed later to another date that weekend). Here's why I'm asking: If enough people reserve by June 29, Mr. Marquette will give the shows at least three additional performances.

To reserve, either call the box office at (845) 475-7973 or go to www.artsatthefactory.com. Tickets are $20. 

Any questions or complaints (such as wondering why you received two copies of this email, or why the hell you received even one copy of it, or why you didn't receive any at all--in which case, actually, you won't know the difference), feel free to email me at tomcherwin@gmail.com or to call me at (845) 246-1710.


1) Looking for a first assistant for a photo shoot in Phoenicia.

2) Looking for a LOCAL lawyer who knows freelance/film/contract law and can get a deadbeat client to pay what they owe.

3) Local PRODUCTION ASSISTANT that can work with film production accountant two days a week for three weeks beginning 7/21, to help with receipt logging, paperwork, excel sheet input, etc. 

If you are interested or know someone, email info to filmcommission@me.com
We will forward inquiries, resumes and emails to interested parties.