Monday, June 10, 2013

Hollywood comes to Olympic Hills neighborhood

Director Lynn Shelton looks through the viewfinder during filming Monday on 19th Avenue NE in the Olympic Hills neighborhood. (Joshua Trujillo,, used with permission)

 The Olympic Hills neighborhood got to play a starring role in a Seattle-based movie on Monday.

A crew shooting scenes for the film "Laggies" took over 19th Avenue NE near NE 137th Street, just blocks from Olympic Hills Elementary School. The crew worked for most of the day in an area secured by Seattle Police officers during the filming.

The film, "Laggies," is a dark comedy about a woman, stuck in permanent adolescence, who lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat. She spends the time instead hanging out with friends.

Keira Knightley
The film stars actress Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice, Star Wars, Bend it Like Beckham, Love Actually). The movie also features actress Chloe Grace Moretz and actor Sam Rockwell.

In recent days the crew has been spotted filming at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, and at Ballard's Olympic Manor. It was also reported that they were recently filming on the decommissioned ferry Skansonia on Lake Union.

The filming on Monday included an action scene where a car crashed into a row of mailboxes on the street. A camera was seen mounted inside an older model Ford station wagon used in the scene.

Neighbors came out to see the filming but were politely asked to keep their distance as the crew buzzed around the set. Many others wandered over, wondering what was happening in the usually quiet neighborhood.

The movie is directed by accomplished actress, director and writer Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister's Sister).

A car is prepped for a shot where it crashes into a row of mailboxes. (Joshua Trujillo,, used with permission)

1 comment:

  1. Director: Where can we go in this town to crash a car?

    Seattle: Oh, that would be Lake City.


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