(Friday, July 1st, 2016) On their final day of shooting the lead actors and Director Reggie Hudlin of the feature film “Marshall”, gathered on set in the decommissioned Dillon Federal Courthouse to reflect on their experience and to share their discovery of Buffalo and Western New York for all that it has to offer.
Giving major kudos to the preservation efforts in Buffalo director Reggie Hudlin was also very impressed by the film friendly atmosphere “The thing we discovered that we were so appreciative of here was the incredible, friendly, open armed spirit of every single person we have met in Buffalo”.
Marshall Star Chadwick Boseman recognized “There’s also a talent base here that made the film possible. we couldn’t have shot the scene on the front steps of City Hall as the courthouse without the people that were already here”. He also added that “He appreciated excitement from the artists that were in the city that got opportunities to do things, whether it was in front of the camera or behind the camera, because those were the same opportunities that got all of us to the places we are right now.”
The off camera experience was a positive one for Kate Hudson and Josh Gad also, as both explored the Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Kate appreciated the independent culinary scene and Canalside. A major history buff Josh had the opportunity to tour behind the scenes at The Buffalo History Museum, where he got to view Theodore Roosevelt’s inaugural coat. Gad also stood in the place where he actually took the oath of office for President at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.
The weather was flawless during the Marshall shoot in Western New York and the shots captured by Director of Photography Tom Sigel are absolutely stunning. Look for a late 2016 release.