It’s time for LUMBERYARD Studios’ fifteen minutes of fame. The Catskill sound stage was thrilled to host the cast and crew of HBO’s The Plot Against America as they shot on location between September 16 and October 2.
The six-part miniseries, directed by the team that brought you The Wire, David Simon and Ed Burns, will be an adaption of the acclaimed novel by Phllip Roth. The story takes place in the year 1940, but with a dystopian twist — Charles Lindbergh is president instead of Franklin D. Roosevelt, aiming to turn the country towards fascism. Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, and John Turturro will star in the series.
HBO needed the LUMBERYARD’s 12,000 square-foot sound-stage facility for production logistics.“It’s been a great experience working with LUMBERYARD. Our work in upstate New York is complex, with a challenging schedule; to be able to base our operations at a quality production facility like LUMBERYARD has been tremendous and has made our work easier.” said Joe Guest, Line Producer for The Plot Against America. “We’ve used the facility to support a diversity of production demands, including our set dressing, costumes, scenic and construction departments.”
This isn’t the first time the Hudson Valley has been scouted for the big screen. John Krasinski’s hit thriller A Quiet Place filmed in Pawling and New Paltz, and local scenery appears in The Bourne Legacy, American Gangster, and Netflix’s Maniac. “The Hudson Valley can replicate a diverse range of scenery — from main streets to quaint lakesides and everything in between,” said Adrienne Willis, Executive and Artistic Director of LUMBERYARD. “Working with an established outfit like HBO is an extremely exciting milestone for LUMBERYARD as we look to attract more productions and expand our economic impact here in Catskill.”