It’s been lights, camera, action in Niagara Falls the past couple of weeks, where yet another Western New York film has been in production. Entitled ‘The Rainbow Bridge Motel,’ this comedy focuses on a gay couple hoping for a beautiful Niagara Falls wedding, but running into a lot of problems.
The Western New York film industry has been growing, and for good reason. To many, this is more than just a good place to make films.
“I think it’s the best place to make film.” says associate producer Kelsey Jean. “It’s becoming more and more popular to film in this area, because we have such great architecture, we have great surroundings like Niagara Falls”
And that rings especially true for the film’s writer and co-director, Scott Rubin, who spent the past 30 years in Los Angeles, including time as the Editor in Chief for National Lampoon, before returning home to Buffalo to make this film.
“Buffalo is like a giant Hollywood set,” Rubin explains, “I mean wherever you look, there are these wonderful locations. I mean look at this place, a vintage mid-century motel. Incredible, we have these factories that you don’t see, all these warehouses, and you got Niagara Falls! Right? So write a movie about these locations, so that’s what we did.”
Production will continue until July 31st, and there are still opportunities to get involved. The film needs extras for a shoot on Friday, July 24th. To get involved, contact them via their Facebook page, or e-mail them at RainbowBridgeMotel@gmail.com.
To stay informed on movie production, and when you can see it for yourself, check their website rainbowbridgemotel.com.