My neighbor went to the Cheyney Post Office on Station Road Friday to get
her mail, and they were filming The Happening there. She said there were 4
railroad cars and lots of extras walking in front of the trains talking on cell
phones. She was standing next to a man who said his son was an extra in the
movie. He pointed out M. Knight Shyamalan to her, and said something about Mark
Wahlberg, but my neighbor hadn't heard of him and didn't remember what he said.
We don't know if Mark was filming there. The Cheyney sign had been taken down
and there was a sign that said Filbert. They've moved on--all that's left are
some giant lights. I don't think they were ever filming at the Cheyney
University parking lot, the buses and trailers were just parked there.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Good Morning, I just found your site and I would like to pass this tidbit of information along to you, I saw a woman actor being filmed buying coffee from one of the fake vendors at the 30th Street Train Station studio that is housing production of THE HAPPENING. I am coming back from my trip Saturday and if I see any more filming I will send you an e-mail to let you and your readers know!
Did you know that at the Masterman school where The Happening shot last week is the school
that Will Smith and Kevin Bacon went to.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
My new friend ilikemix just sent me a update on a filming location for Aug 22nd -24th:
Hey, buzzrock, I'm afraid I don't know of any other shooting locations, other than The G-Lodge in Valley Forge/Phoenixville. It is at 1371 Valley Forge Road. I'm going down there next Wednesday, the 22nd. They are filming there from Aug. 22-24.
Also from ilikemix:
My mom and I walked in around 10:40 AM, and there was a little, mini-food court to the right-hand side with tables and chairs that was roped off with "caution" tape. About a minute later, I saw Zooey Deschanel, going into the main hall. When I went in there, I immediately noticed all the extras, a guy with a clipboard, M. Night Shyamalan with a guy at the camera, and they called "action," I think, but I don't remember - I was too excited!! lol Zooey was standing there, talking to someone. There was a white floor sign that said something in the words of, "There is a movie being filmed here, and your likeness and voice may be used without permission of 20th Century Fox," and so on. We then followed the extras down to that little food court, and then they told us to go to the North Waiting Room. I saw a dummy, a couple orange machine with wheels. My mom and I were invited to go on the set. We sat, and watched Mark Wahlberg act, and M. Night filming him, following him with the camera. There were also chairs that had 'The Happening' movie logo on them. There were a lot of people standing around. A few times, they called "background action!" and "cut!," I think. I also got an autograph from both Mark and Zooey. There were fake deli and bakery sets, with glass cases, so that when you looked in, there were different pastries, such as different kinds of cookies. There was also a big set in the middle of the Waiting Room, with "NEWS" posted all around it. That's all I can think of at the moment.
Also have another on set account from screen name JtotheD:
every morning i use the 30th Street station in Philadelphia to go to & from work. i noticed last week that their were lots of workers moving wood and store signs thru the front enterance and one of the workers said it was for the new thriller movie The Happen. I was walking by this morning and i saw Mark Wahlberg sitting drinking water. there were signs saying if u walked by the sets u could be on film and that u give up ur rights and Fox owns them. Also i think the movie is directed by the man who made Signs M Knight Shamalon. i will e-mail u anythink new if i c it happening hehe
Shyamalan, cast and crew set up yesterday near the Amtrak ticket booths on the north side of 30th Street Station. The space was done up with prop food stands, including Bucks County Coffee Co., Sarcone's Bakery and Philly Pretzel Factory. (Actor/cheesesteak mogul Tony Luke Jr. manned a "Tony Luke's" booth.) Copies of The Inquirer were hung from a newsstand.
Scenes included star Mark Wahlberg, in a blue button-down and jeans and carrying an overnight bag, walking through extras playing train passengers. Plot specifics are under wraps, but I hear that the setting moves from New York City (where production began last week) to Philly as Wahlberg, wife (played by Zooey Deschanel) and best friend (John Leguizamo) flee a crisis that threatens to wipe out humanity.
Deschanel, Leguizamo and young costar Ashlyn Sanchez were seen on set yesterday. Shyamalan's wife, Bhavna, and two daughters watched.
The station is one of many Philly locations, including Rittenhouse Square. "The city becomes a part of the fabric of this film, the way it was felt in The Sixth Sense," says Jose L. Rodriguez, a producer. (Lots of damp fabric as the company filmed its first Philly scenes last week at Masterman School during the heat wave. Shyamalan ordered up water bottles, imprinted with The Happening and outfitted with holsters, to be worn on the hip.)
Yesterday, while crew lunched at 30th Street, the Shyamalans led a small party to Rae restaurant, in the adjacent Circa Centre. And Friday, I hear, Shyamalan graciously signed autographs while taking in Beyoncé's show at the Wachovia Center.
Posted on August 14, 2007
Heery Casting is requesting pictures/resumes from those interested in background work for The Happening. Men and Women, union and non-union, all ethnicities, age 12 +.
We are looking for people who have NOT already worked on the film AND you MUST be available for MULTIPLE and CONSECUTIVE DAYS of shooting.
The Happening is the new feature film from 20th Century Fox, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Shooting will take place from August through October 2007 in the Philadelphia suburbs.
ALL talent submitted MUST be LOCAL HIRE for the Philadelphia area.
Please MAIL picture/resume to:Heery Casting263 N. Lawrence St.Phila., PA 19106.
Please note on outside of envelope: “The Happening” background and BE SURE to note your SAG status!
If you are already on file at Heery Casting, please e-mail your picture with your contact info and your availability to: email@example.comPlease put “new face” in the subject line.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
263 N. Lawrence StPhila, Pennsylvania 19106
-I can confirm after talking to a production source that M. Night and his crew are filming at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. The source would not tell me what actors were filming at the station or what scenes. Also the source says that more information on upcoming casting for extras would be made public in the next few days. So stay tuned.
^Street where they filmed
^That lady gave me the dirtiest looks
^Craft Service all the way from CALI!
^Base Camp Sign
^Guy said they were filming in this room, tried to get a shot but a security guard to me to leave
^In the Back again
^Other Photos from other website
"A paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity. "
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, Zooey Deschannel, Spencer Breslin
Studio: 20th Century FOX
Release Date: (Friday) June 13th, 2008.