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Lynn Shelton’s film about wedding jitters brings production and big stars to the Puget Sound Region.
Seattle, WA – July 19, 2013 – The Washington Filmworks (WF) production incentive project Laggies recently wrapped principal photography after filming in the Puget Sound Region throughout June and early July. Laggies is a feature film directed by Seattle-based Lynn Shelton (Touchy Feely, Your Sister’s Sister) and written by Andrea Seigel. The project stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Dark Shadows, Hugo), Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice), and Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, Moon). Laggies is produced by Alix Madigan, Rosalie Swedlin, and Steve Golin from Anonymous Content, and Myles Nestel from The Solution Entertainment Group.
The film tells the story of a woman who dodges her long-term boyfriend’s marriage proposal by pretending to be at a weeklong seminar, but she is actually hanging out with high school girls. The woman must struggle to decide what will really make her happy while reliving the highlights of her high school days. This production is the first feature film, and third project that Anonymous Content has brought to Washington State since 2009; it is also one of 90 projects WF has approved through the standard funding assistance program. These productions represent an estimated $213 million dollar economic impact statewide since the Washington Legislature created WF in 2007.
Laggies filmed key scenes in several Puget Sound Region municipalities, including Seattle, Shoreline, Kenmore, Lynwood, Mill Creek, Renton, Bellevue and Bothell. The bulk of production took place in Seattle and featured numerous locations and neighborhoods in the Emerald City. “I have been delighted, in every respect, by the experience of shooting Laggies in the beautiful city of Seattle. Everything – from the application for funding assistance, the support of Washington Filmworks, through the actual shoot – was an effortless, joyous experience. I loved shooting in Seattle. The crew was simply outstanding in every aspect and the locations we secured were perfect,” said Producer, Alix Madigan. “It was also wonderful to spend time in this great city, which has much to offer.”
Seattle Resident, Jennifer Roth, who regularly works all over the world, had the opportunity to work locally as Executive Producer on Laggies. “As a producer my job is to help the creative team make informed, smart decisions about where they can make the best business and creative decisions for their project,” said Roth. “Seattle is my home and I am so very pleased to help bring such a wonderful and worthwhile film such as Laggies to our community. If it wasn’t for the production incentive program and the help of Washington Filmworks, it never would have been possible.”
About WF: Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, as well as financial incentives.