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Forums Pre-Production Forum Vacant urban area needed

This topic contains 3 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by  Bob Lobb 15 years, 2 months ago.

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  • Bob Lobb

    For a major feature film we are looking for a few mid-rise city blocks to completely control for filming next April. The film is set in an urban area like New York City a few decades ago – not too slick, but traditional blocks with businesses on the ground floor of mid-rise apartment buildings. Some of the environment can be down and dirty. We would like 4 or more contiguous square blocks, without residents, that could be used as a set for a month.

    We would like to find an urban environment that will be vacant – possibly scheduled for renewal or new constuction. The film is US based, but will travel for the right location. If you believe you have possibilities, please contact me:

    Liu Yang

    Dear Bill,

    I head up the Locations Department here at Film London. We are keen to promote and support filming – both here and in the UK. I have copied you in to an email I’ve sent to the 33 London boroguhs and the UK Regional Screen Agencies. I have also requested a co-ordinated response via myself so you won’t be inundated with responses from everywhere!
    Do please visit our website for further detail about how we work and what we can offer :
    We look forward to helping you in your search,

    Kind regards,

    Susie Williams
    Locations & Filming Manager, Film London

    Dear Bill,
    I work at Zeppelin Films Brazil and we could help you to find a vacant urban area in a borough from Porto Alegre (south of Brazil). If you could send me a location briefing and some references, I could provide you with some footage and pics of this region. Best, Liliana

    Nic Barnes

    Hi Bill
    Although not vacant, we do have some areas in Winnipeg that can possibly give you the urban look you are looking for.
    One area that is a “bus route” only will give that 4 block look, that is a bit dated.
    Although I don’t have it photographed specifically for your look, I am sending you links that will give you the look of Winnipeg as well as, the next largest city Brandon in our province. If you are interested in Winnipeg- I will re-shoot the areas for you. The password you will need in lower case is “location”

    my direct e-mail is:
    password: location

    1. Winnipeg- Downtown

    2. Winnipeg- Exchange District

    3. Brandon- Downtown

    Tony To

    Hi Bill,
    I’m writing from Croatia.
    Please try our web page:

    We can provide you with all locations and services.

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