“Carol” to Shoot in Ohio

The period drama “Carol,” based upon the novel by the same by by Patricia Highsmith (who also wrote “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) will shoot in Cincinnati for 7 weeks with an anticipated shoot beginning in March. Production offices will open in January.

This will be the first film shot entirely in the region under Ohio’s Film Production Incentive that passed in 2012 which provides a rebate to producers based upon the number of Ohioans hired  – they are currently accepting early applications for employment of extras/day players and crew.

The film stars Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett as the title character and Rooney Mara as the department store clerk who falls for the older, married woman.  Cincinnati will play the role of 1950s New York City and part of New Jersey. Says Cincinnati Film Commissioner, Kristen Erwin Schlotman, “We are ecstatic to host such an extraordinary project… This is the largest motion picture to shoot in our area…and will be one of Hollywood’s highest profile films produced next year.”




  1. Tim Harris Ishimwe says:

    It is always great news to hear that such a huge national project is being produced in our area. Recently we had We’re Doing Fine which was shot in Dayton and I had a chance to be one of the crew as a Production Assistant, I have gain experience. And I will appreciate another chance that I can be given to keep gain more experience and help in a big project like Films.

  2. Garry Dowell says:

    I hope to try out for a part. I am 61 years old and I have never tried out for a part before. Well, not true I was a dead cop one time in a play. I feel I nailed it. It will be my frist time in a movie but, who knows if you do not try new things.

  3. I tried out for an extra ‘s role in this film. I’ve never seen such a well-organized casting in this area, before. Very professional and very real.

    • Glad you had a positive experience. You’re right when you mention the level of professionalism; excellent and serious filmmakers are making their home in Ohio and significant projects are finding the great customer service and resources available in SW Ohio.

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