In its 75th episode, Kingston Now host Jimmy Buff interviewed screenwriter Marilyn Fu, producer David Urrutia, and Kingston tourism coordinator Jillian Fisher on the set of “The Sisterhood of Night” (2013). This interview took place at Hudson Coffee Traders in December, after six weeks of filming. Fans can watch the 20-minute video on YouTube.
Marilyn Fu said the production added a “spirit animal” theme, in which the four teen girls have a spirit animal who defines them in the film. She also said Jillian Fisher influenced them to film in Kingston instead of New Jersey. Marilyn believes there’s a little bit of her in each of the main teen characters. She described the climax of “forty teen girls dancing through the streets of Kingston.” Marilyn said she was hoping for a spring 2013 release, but we now know the film will be released late this year.
Jillian Fisher discussed the movie’s influence on Kingston’s publicity and economy. The cast and crew spent $1 million during filming. Jillian mentioned Georgie Henley, who said that she shopped at Bop to Tottom in Kingston. Kara Hayward and her mother loved to shop at the Edelweiss Soap Company.
“Sisterhood” said on Twitter last Saturday that Tribeca Film Institute hosted a works-in-process screening of the film in New York City. GalataFilm and Cine Mosaic have been added to IMDb as production companies.
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