Filmed in Southeast Ohio and Downtown Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Film Columbus has secured a free screening for Columbus of the highly anticipated new film “Bones and All” starring Timothée Chalamet. Described as a drama/horror/romance movie, “Bones and All” has seen multiple awards from prestigious festivals, including the Venice Film Festival. The film was shot in Ohio, with multiple scenes shot in and around Columbus. The screening will take place Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Gateway Film Center, three days before it opens to the public. A reception with free prizes including movie passes and Film Columbus swag will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the 20th with the film showing at 4:30 p.m. Free tickets and more information can be found at uareleasingscreenings.com/FILMCOL1.
“Whenever we have a chance to be a location for a film like this, I’m going to jump at that opportunity,” says Film Commissioner John Daugherty. “The locations department of the film contacted me a couple of years ago. They had heard about the downtown Greyhound bus station and were interested in learning more about it.”
The film is a period piece that takes place in “Ronald Reagan’s America.” The grittiness and frozen-in-time look of the bus station fit perfectly with the director’s vision.
The film was shot in Columbus over two days and nights in the summer of 2021. Film Columbus helped secure locations and permits for the film while local crew and extras were utilized in the production. While Timothée Chalamet wasn’t in Columbus for the filming other stars were, including Taylor Russell.
“Bones and All” was approved for the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit (OMPTC) in early 2021. Without that approval, the film would have relocated to a different state. “A film like this can have millions of dollars in economic impact,” says Daugherty. “Local union crew is hired, hotel rooms are needed, cast and crew need to eat, the domino effect of a film ripples throughout multiple industries.” That’s why film commissions around the state are pushing for expansion of the credit. Current House Bills and Senate Bills call for incentivizing brick-and-mortar development of the industry as well as growth of the current OMPTC, which sits at $40 million since 2017. West Virginia recently passed legislation that involves a film tax credit with no cap. Indiana also recently passed legislation for a tax credit. Ohio is falling behind neighboring states in an industry that continues to be a massive economic driver.
“The film industry is changing,” says Daugherty. “We are redefining the industry here in Columbus to include animation, game and IP development, and even distribution. The lines between film, animation and gaming are blurring to the point where they all coexist.” According to a 2020 study from Olsberg-SPI, the Ohio Motion Picture Tax credit sees a return of $3.09 for every dollar invested in the program.
About the Greater Columbus Film Commission: The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) aims to grow the film industry in Columbus and central Ohio by creating jobs and providing significant economic impact for the area. Film Columbus strives to build Columbus as a top city for film education, exhibition and production. Film Columbus is a division of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and is primarily supported by funds provided by the City of Columbus. For more information, visit www.filmcolumbus.com.
Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org
The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.
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CONTACT: John Daugherty