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New 'Tranformers' movie starts filming in Santa Cruz

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - UPDATE: September 20, 2017 6:30pm

The first day of filming for the new Transformers movie wrapped up in Santa Cruz Wednesday. 

Close to 200 people, many from the Central Coast, took part in the film as extras. Most of the extras were dressed in 1980's costumes, since this part of the film takes place in that part of time.

According to an executive producer, one of the characters in the film works at Hot Dog on a Stick at the Boardwalk. He says close to five or ten percent of the movie will take place at the Boardwalk.

The executive producer also said the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is perfect for the film.  

"We came to the boardwalk and we knew right away that this is where we would set the film,” said executive producer, Chris Brigham.

Brigham said after looking at different venues, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was a good fit.

"We scouted sort of up and down the coast and California and Santa Cruz has a fantastic boardwalk that is actually. Appropriate for us because we are shooting the film that takes place in the mid-1980s."

Boardwalk spokesperson Kris Reyes said the planning didn’t happen overnight.

"So what you see today has been months in the making. Lots of conversation, lots of meetings, lots of walk-throughs. Where the crews tell us what they want to use at the boardwalk and we figure out if we can accommodate their needs,” said Reyes.

Reyes said big picture movies like Transformers brings fans that want to see where the filming took place.

"We have a lot of folks who still come because they want to see where Lost Boys was filmed and that movie is 30 years old,” said Reyes.

Filming will continue through Friday at the Boardwalk. The movie is expected to come out in June of 2018.

There are no road closures in the area so residents should not be impacted. Reyes says production companies are required by the City of Santa Cruz to alert any residents in the area of the dates and time of filming. He says in this case their have been no complaints or concerns from residents.

 The Boardwalk's operating hours at this time of the year are only Saturday and Sundays, those will not be impacted. 

 

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The first day of filming for the new Transformers movie wrapped up in Santa Cruz Wednesday.

The executive producer said the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is perfect for the film.  

"We came to the boardwalk and we knew right away that this is where we would set the film,” said executive producer, Chris Bringham.

Bringhan said after looking at different venues, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was the perfect fit.

"We scouted sort of up and down the coast and California and Santa Cruz has a fantastic boardwalk that is actually. Appropriate for us because we are shooting the film that takes place in the mid-1980s."

Boardwalk spokesperson Kris Reyes said the planning didn’t happen overnight.

"So what you see today has been months in the making. Lots of conversation, lots of meetings, lots of walk-throughs. Where the crews tell us what they want to use at the boardwalk and we figure out if we can accommodate their needs,” said Reyes.

Reyes said big picture movies like Tranformers brings fans that want to see where the filming took place.

"We have a lot of folks who still come because they want to see where Lost Boys was filmed and that movie is 30 years old,” said Reyes.

Filming will continue through Friday at the Boardwalk. There are no road closures in the area so residents should not be impacted. The movie is expected to come out in June of 2018.


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