Momentum builds in NEPA
When we began shooting Forged on February 6 the word was out that an independent film was shooting in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but now as we’re just a week away from wrapping pretty much everybody knows.
Forged has taken Scranton by storm.
Forty plus setups a day and we’re still wrapping early most days, scenes are looking sick and we’ve been doing an insane amount of press in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area.
Earlier this week stars Manny Perez and David Castro, director William Wedig, and executive producer Joe Van Wie did a the Pennsylvania Independent Film show on WVIA, to talk about the film with sexy host Wendy Wilson.
It was an adventure. Wendy managed to charm the cast and filmmakers into divulging all the dirt on Forged, while busting on Joe Van Wie, who she knew since he was a little boy growing up in Scranton.
Off stage Wendy reconnected with Joe's older sister Gina, who she went to school with, as well as Joe's mother.
Also lately we’ve been featured on 97 BHT on the Ralphie Radio Show with Ralphie Aversa, Daniels and Webster on Rock 107, WBRE, WYOU, and WNEP news, as well as write ups in Electric City/Diamond City and the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Local sponsors have been great and we’ve been bringing more on just about every day.
Locations we’ve shot at include the legendary Scranton Lace Mill, Dunmore’s Bucktown Diner, The Bog and the AV Restaurant.
Things have been outstanding. The camaraderie between the cast and crew has also been amazing. While off the clock people are either hanging out together at establishments around the area including The Woodland’s, Mohegan Sun, Molly Brannigan’s, Brix and The Colosseum, chilling in the hotel enjoying dailes, or playing poker games.
Plus remember this is a road movie so we’ve been filming a wealth of driving scenes.
Here's our list of sponsors:
List of Sponsors
Lackawanna County Politicians
Amber Indian Restaurant
Holiday Inn Scranton East at Dunmore
WNEP, WYOU, WBRE, ROCK 107, 97BHT (Ralphie Aversa) and WVIA
A Little Pizza Heaven
Fleetville Fire Department
Lackawanna Co. Prison
The Village Restaurant