BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A locally filmed movie will make its television debut this weekend.
After going through two name changes, A Mother’s Revenge is ready for release.
The psychological thriller, helmed by Hollywood-based director Fred Olen Ray, was shot in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Many familiar scenes, such as the Niagara Falls Airport, Buffalo’s Coca-Cola Field and Hotel Lafayette can be seen by movie viewers.
The movie’s story tells of a woman who accidentally grabs the wrong luggage from an airport and is threatened by its owner. The threat? — He will harm her daughter, a soon-to-graduate Buffalo State College student, if she does not cooperate with his wishes.
In selecting western New York for filming, the movie’s director said, “You can’t get Niagara Falls anywhere else, you can’t get the subway, you can’t get the aquarium, you can’t get the history museum, you can’t get the hotels, you can’t do all of this in Los Angeles. You couldn’t make this film for the price that we have.”
Other filmmakers have praised Buffalo for the city’s use in movies, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Executive Producer Denis Stewart.
“It was remarkably fast and easy, the situation was streamlined really well by the city,” said Stewart. “We scouted Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, we looked all over the state. We got here to Buffalo and the setting was just right.”
That movie will be released in theaters on June 3.
A Mother’s Revenge will play on the Lifetime Network this Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. and midnight. It will also run on May 21 and other unspecified dates.