This summer, on June 4, 2019, the HBO limited series, I Know This Much Is True, based on a novel by Wally Lamb and starring Mark Ruffulo, filmed at All Sport, the fitness center, in Fishkill off Route 9.
I Know This Much Is True is a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers (played by Mark Ruffalo) in a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America. Mark is also the executive producer, serving alongside the writer and director Derek Cianfrance. The storyline follows middle-aged Dominick Birdsey who recounts his troubled relationship with Thomas, his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother, and his efforts to get him release from an asylum.
Regularity of film location opportunities is new to the Hudson Valley. Businesses such as All Sport are making their customers a priority as they work to also accept the opportunity of being a film location. According to a press release from All Sport, the shoot lasted for 12 hours. During that time, All Sport offered their members 2 off-site alternative morning workouts, complimentary classes at Elevate Yoga and Barre Studio (before it was folded into All Sport’s flagship location), and re-opened the club at 5pm to allow for evening workouts.
If you are thinking about making your property available as a location for film or TV shoots, read A Little Beacon Blog’s interview with a NYC Locations Manager about what to be aware of when negotiating your rate and contract.
I Know This Much Is True is set to air on HBO in 2020.