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Help Us Acquire Resources for Filming New Reenactment Scenes

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Production for Who Killed Hazel Drew is in the homestretch. And to do this film project right I need to film more reenactment scenes.

That’s a bittersweet thing.

While I love filming reenactment scenes, finding the right locations, props, furniture, and wardrobe can be difficult on a self-funded, microbudget film.

The golden rule in filmmaking is “If your filming with a microbudget, don’t shoot historic reenactments and keep locations to a minimum.”

Well I”m kind of breaking both of those rules, but doing it with a plan and building in extra time as well as help from the community to make up the difference.

First, thank you to those that have already helped. You’re why we’ve gotten this far.

Help with Future Scenes

And for those of you who would like to assist in the future, here’s a list and links to what we’ll need to acquire if we want to complete this project by summers end.

I’ve broken our needs into categories. Please click on the category to learn more and to see specifically what we’re in need of most.

If you live within driving distance of Troy NY and have access to locations props or would like to be an extra or crew please, please reach out by clicking on this contact link on the corresponding page.

There will be opportunities for those who can’t help this go-around.


  • Office for District Attorney
  • White Farmhouse Interior and exterior. This could be two different locations.
  • Bedroom in a summer camp to be used in a 1960 reenactment scene.
  • 1908 Interiors
  • Logging road, wide trail or wagon road

Click here for details and photos


Props & Wardrobe

  • Wooden boat – 1870 – 1910
  • Oak Desk  circa – 1870 – 1910
  • Wooden office chairs – 1870 – 1910
  • Cabinet for Office
  • Bookshelf for office
  • Car of the particular era
  • Horse and buggy together or separate
  • Horse & Plow

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  • Famers
  • Characters being questioned
  • Townspeople
  • City dwellers

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  • Art department
  • Wardrobe & Makeup
  • Location Department
  • Production Assistants
  • Assitant to the Director
  • Construction, Grip & Electric

Click here for details and photos

Photos & Artwork

  • Photos of Sand Lake Area Hotels
  • Photos of Sand Lake Area Businesses
  • Photos of Sand Lake Recreation Activities
  • Photos and Illustrations of Troy Commerce, Culture & Wealth

Click here for details and photos

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  • Wyatt Brown April 28, 2018, 2:10 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in an acting role in the production of Who Killed Hazel Drew?

    • John April 30, 2018, 3:30 pm

      Hi Wyatt, Please send an email through the contact form and we’ll be in touch. I appreciate you reaching out and look forward to learning more about you.

  • Kristen Nortgrup, Esq May 19, 2018, 3:30 pm

    I have antique law books should those be of interest as a prop in the law office. I think they are from 1895. I will also look for the contact form I see referenced in a reply above. 518-469-8620

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