Tuesday, March 22, 2011

'Treme' And Untitled David Chase Project Filming Back To Back Around The Neighborhood




Get ready for lots of film crews with the inevitable wardrobe and catering trucks in the next two days here in Carroll Gardens, as two productions have scheduled back to back shoots around the neighborhood.

Starting tomorrow,Wednesday, the untitled David Chase project (or UDCP) will be filming on Smith Street from 7Am to 10 PM, though you have to move your car by 7PM tonight.
Filming for the production is also taking place on Court Street.
David Chase, the creator and producer of HBO's wildly popular The Sopranos has signed James Gandolfini, Bella Heathcote Christopher McDonald and Brad Garrett have all joined the cast of Chase's first feature film.

Then, on Thursday, everyone has to clear their car for a shoot on Friday. HBO's Treme, is coming back to film on Smith Street. The drama, set in post-Kathrina New Orleans, already filmed in Carroll Gardens in November 2010. Why would a show about New Orleans film in Carroll Gardens?
According to Variety, actor James Ransone joined Treme's cast in a recurring role through the second season as a New York City restaurant worker. Ransone's character may well be working in a Smith Street eatery...



Rob said...

Regarding why Treme is filming here in Brooklyn. Last season one character who is a Mardi Gras Indian chief in Treme had a son who was a musician living in NY kind of torn between home and NYC so they were already filming stuff here last year for that. The end of last season saw a restaurant owner/chef forced to close down her restaurant. It left off with her moving out of New Orleans and moving to NYC to start over. I assume the scenes they are filming around are neighborhood are following along with that characters story.

Katia said...

Hi Rob,
thanks for filling me in. I heard the show is amazing, but I don't have cable so I haven't been able to watch it.
Is the first season out on DVD yet?