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Film production begins on Vietnam war-era movie "Summerhouse" in New Milford

Newtown-based Chair 10 productions tells News 12 the film will employ more than 125 cast and crew during the next several weekends. A total of 80% are from the region.

Justin DeVellis and Rose Shannon

May 30, 2024, 9:34 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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Several spots throughout Connecticut have been transformed back to the 1970s as production began Thursday on the film "Summerhouse."
Production trucks were parked at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford for the filming of the Vietnam War-era movie.
It stars Malcolm McDowell, who is best known for his role in a "Clockwork Orange."
Newtown-based Chair 10 productions tells News 12 the film will employ more than 125 cast and crew during the next several weekends. A total of 80% are from the region.
State Rep. Bill Buckee, who is also the executive director of the park, says having the film shot in town is a boost for the local economy.
"The people here are professionals, so many of them from our community who are here working. It's great to see. It's great to see so many people working together on this because it is such a local crew of people coming in," says Buckee.
Additional filming locations will be in New Fairfield and Danbury.
The goal is for the movie to be showed at film festivals and potentially picked up by a major streaming platform.


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