"We made the call, we have to shoot in the Tri-Cities," said Seth Farley, a crewmember for Hello My Name is Frank. For the past few weeks, Hollywood has invaded albeit quietly into our community.
The newest hold out is a seemingly innocent home in Richland. It’s been transformed to handle the magic of director Dale Peterson.
“As they we're writing and putting this together the director’s sister-in-law lives in the Tri-Cities and as they story came together he had all these locations from these towns in his head,” said Farley.
The movie is based around Frank, an older man struggling with Tourette’s syndrome. In a turn of fate, he becomes friends with his late caregiver's teenage daughter. “With that unusual relationship they grow," said Farley.
You might not recognize Frank played by Garrett Brown, but you probably know the names of Tim Blake Nelson from ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou,’ Brent Briscoe and Wayne Duvall. Then, there's Chandra Henderson and Suzanne Homan from right down the street.
“They were in need of extras,” said Homan. “It's totally awesome. I come from such a small town so getting a glimpse of what it’s like to be in a Hollywood setting, all the glam…it’s exciting,” she said.
“This is something you dream of doing,” said Henderson. “It’s one of those things on your bucket list and I get to mark it off.”
‘Hello My Name is Frank’ is set to be released at the end of this year, or beginning of next.