No doubt you read about Cleveland luring the highly anticipated Marvel Studios blockbuster The Avengers to shoot a portion of the film throughout Northeast Ohio. The win is chalked up to Ohio’s new Motion Pictures Tax Credit.
You can now add four more Ws to the win column. Four new films will shoot in Ohio, according to the Ohio Film Office. The independent films include Liberal Arts, with How I Met Your Mother actor and Columbus-native Josh Radnor; Old Fashioned; Over the Wall, with Kim Basinger; and Seven Below Zero, with Val Kilmer.
Liberal Arts will shoot in Gambier and at Kenyon College (once haunted by Paul Newman). Some scenes will be shot in Columbus, as well. The film tells the story of a 30-year-old man and a co-ed, who meet cute over their love of books and music, but have trouble dealing with the age difference.
Old Fashioned plans to film in Tuscarawas County and features “a charming but lonely, idealistic antique shop owner who meets a free-spirited young woman running from an abusive relationship. Together they attempt an old fashion courtship in contemporary America.”
Over the Wall will shoot in Darke, Mercer, and Stark counties in late summer and early fall. The film centers on the world of professional stock-car racing, and a violent tragedy that tears at the hearts and souls of each character.
Seven Below Zero has picked Goshen, Cincinnati, and the surrounding area for a mid-summer shoot. The thriller documents the lives of six travelers trapped in a haunted house after a tour bus accident.