Film, TV productions flocking to MA; tax credit is big draw
Standard-Times, Posted: May 22, 2014 at 6:49 p.m.
By: Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT)
DEVENS, Mass. — Desi Van Til describes her film “Tumbledown” as a love letter to her home state of Maine.
Van Til wrote the indie movie that stars Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall and is based on her life growing up in Farmington. She envisioned filming at some of the small rural town’s landmarks — the old Farmington Diner, the Boiler Room Tavern, her best friend’s lake house, and even Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, where she once worked.
“I was still living in Los Angeles when I began writing early drafts,” she said. The script “came initially out of a place of nostalgia or even homesickness for western Maine.”