FOLLOWUP: Movie crew in West Seattle

As previewed here last night, a movie crew has been busy in north West Seattle this morning, shooting “driving scenes” for an unspecified FOX movie (which one educated guesser suggests is likely the Seattle-set The Art of Racing in the Rain,” based on the book by Seattle author Garth Stein, which otherwise has been primarily shooting in Vancouver, B.C.). They had cleared Hamilton Viewpoint Park by the time we checked around 9:30, but we found them in the Duwamish Head vicinity, including the boom-equipped car above and another car being prepped at Don Armeni Boat Ramp:

That’s also where the telltale signs of a film crew – unmarked trucks – were parked:

It’s all supposed to be wrapped up before noon.

12 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Movie crew in West Seattle"

  • kg June 25, 2018 (12:05 pm)

    I wonder what we can do as a city and/or state to incentive, or at least make more competitive, that more films are made here and not in overseas?

    • Jon Wright June 25, 2018 (12:51 pm)

      Here’s why we DON’T want to do that:

    • T June 25, 2018 (1:55 pm)

      KG we don’t provide tax incentives. At least that’s what I hear is why so much filming is done in Vancouver. 

      • CandrewB June 26, 2018 (5:37 am)

        It’s been a while since I looked up exactly how and what the Canadian government provides to film studios, but in a nutshell, they pay them to film in BC. In order to compete we would have to do the same thing and I don’t think the tax-payer would stand for it.

  • just wondering June 25, 2018 (12:38 pm)

    And rain was provided today!

  • sw June 25, 2018 (7:30 pm)

    The Art Of Racing In The Rain is an incredible book.  Highly recommended read.

    • Toni Reineke June 25, 2018 (10:07 pm)

      You said it! Everyone I’ve recommended it to has said it’s among their favorites. I wonder how they’ll handle the dog’s role. 

    • LyndaB June 25, 2018 (11:13 pm)

      I remembered enjoying this book.  I should read it again.  A work acquaintance recommended years ago.  Not sure how we talked about it but it was interesting to learn he also went to the same racing track as Mr. Stein.  

  • Jake from State Farm June 25, 2018 (10:01 pm)

    I am so glad they are making a movie of that book, but it is always hard to do a book justice on the description and vision. Fantastic book!  

  • ClayZ June 26, 2018 (7:49 am)

    Is that Sia Furler 2nd photo?

  • MovieStar June 26, 2018 (6:06 pm)

    I was running there while they filmed.  I will sign autographs if my clip makes the final cut.  

  • wlcg06 June 26, 2018 (9:46 pm)

    Wow, where can I get that roof accessory for my 2006 Cayenne?!

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