East Fifth Bliss Filming on Rivington Tomorrow

Posted on: April 20th, 2010 at 6:30 am by

Following up on yesterday’s shoot near the corner of East Seventh Street and First Avenue, East Fifth Bliss will be filming in our neck of the woods tomorrow.  Given the placement of neon notices, production is relegated to Rivington between Essex and Ludlow.  Perhaps scenes inside the Hotel on Rivington?

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Based on the book of the same name, the dark comic tale is rooted in the East Village, and follows one Morris Bliss, a thirty-five-year-old man “clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia.”  Michael C. Hall plays the title role.  And Slum Goddess will be an extra!  Check out the cool interactive website for the movie, which introduces the main characters in their own voices.

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And for more information, consult EV Grieve for his stellar interview with author Douglas Light.  East Fifth Bliss is produced by 7a Productions.

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