In recent years, the Massachusetts Film Incentive Tax credit caused a huge uptick in the Boston production scene. Dozens of films from Spirited to the more recent, The Instigators, have since been filmed in the city to take advantage of this credit leveling up to 25% of productions with budgets of $1,000,000 or more! The only caveat for the movie makers is in order to qualify, at least 50% of the days spent filming must be in Massachusetts, which not only means more star power, but recruiting more up and coming local talent!
This means if you’re dreaming of stardom, you don’t have to fly out to the west coast, as Massachusetts’ movie scene proliferates rapidly. Some of the films below are actively casting, and scheduled filming time in Boston and other parts of the state or New England:
Good Burger 2
The sequel to the 1997 classic hit film is slated to film in Rhode Island in a former Friendly’s restaurant in North Providence in addition to other locations across the state. The Nickelodeon Studios and Paramount+ movie is scheduled to commence filming May 18 and Rhonde Island Film confirmed in a Facebook post that they are actively seeking extras for the film with help from Boston Casting.
The Apple TV+ action follows two thieves on the run with the help of one of their therapists. It’s being made under the working title “Quincy” and currently filming in NYC. The film shot at Bova’s Bakery with Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. Bova’s closed for the first time in 97 years for this moment. The team could potentially return to wrap up some scenes in Massachusetts before post-production.
The Perfect Couple
Based on the bestselling Elin Hilderbrand book set in Nantucket, Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, and White Lotus star and Longmeadow native, Meghann Fahy are cast to portray the characters from the book. The Netflix series is set in Nantucket just like the book, but most of the filming will take place in Chatham and film from April through June!