Saturday, February 18, 2017

Around 230 locals given small and background parts for movie; Humboldt’s last week of news


After 22 days of shooting in our beautiful home the production of the indie-comedy film “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn” wrapped up in Humboldt County last week.
“They hired about a dozen local crew and 230 background and small parts,” said Humboldt-Del-Norte Film Commissioner Cassandra Hesseltine. “... the stars had a lot of time to sightsee and they were so kind to the locals when recognized.”
The movie follows the main characters’ “unsatisfying marriage (taking) a turn for the worse.” Among others it stars Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Craig Robinson (This Is the End), and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). They shot mostly in Arcata, Eureka, and Fortuna.
Hesseltine said she plans to release the amount of money the production spent while working in Humboldt County soon. That amount will be posted on the Humboldt Last Week Facebook when it’s available.
“An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn” serves as yet another project to list on Humboldt’s recent winning streak for film productions including Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time,” the upcoming Kirsten Dunst thriller “Woodshock,” as well as the unique Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano movie “Swiss Army Man.”
Also covered: Arcata’s pillow fight, lots of STDs, ditched dogs, Uber us now available (and you can drive for them), that school district dilemma in Eureka, Guy Fieri’s thank you, crime, getting dam straight about Ruth Lake, possible PG&E savings, houses for sale in Scotia, and much more.
Cast and crew courtesy of Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission