The Hudson Valley had the pleasure of hosting the production of A QUIET PLACE in 2017, but Austin’s SXSW will get dibs on the World Premiere. The feature film starring director John Krasinsky and Emily Blunt was filmed primarily in Pawling, and also  Beacon and New Paltz. “If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you!”

Former Hudson Valley resident Janet Pierson (Garrison), now head of SXSW, was quoted in Deadline saying “We are particularly pleased to present John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place as our opening-night film,” Pierson added. “Not only do we love its originality, suspense and amazing cast, we love seeing artists stretch and explore. While this is not Krasinski’s first feature as writer and director, it’s an exciting evolution for this multi-talented artist.” 

Several other films that feature Hudson Valley production include:

A VIGILANTE by director and screenwriter Sarah Daggar Nickson filmed primarily in Kingston, NY in February and March of 2017. The story follow a  once abused woman, Sadie (Olivia Wilde), who devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers while hunting down the husband she must kill to truly be free. Cast features Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, CJ Wilson, Tonye Patano, Chuck Cooper, Betsy Aidem, Jusy Marte and many Hudson Valley extras.

SHOTGUN, directed and written by Hannah Marks and Joey Power, was partly filmed in Fishkill, Cornwall, Saugerties, and NYC. In the film, a young couple’s relationship develops quickly when one of them is diagnosed with a life-changing illness. Cast includes Maika Monroe, Jeremy Allen White, DeRon Horton, Marisa Tomei, Sasha Lane, Joe Keery, Gina Gershon, Dean Winters, Olivia Luccardi.

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