DORA – The population of East Walker County increased over the weekend as the production crew of a Netflix movie converged on the City of Dora. The film crew, which is directed by Antonio Campos, …
DORA – The population of East Walker County increased over the weekend as the production crew of a Netflix movie converged on the City of Dora.
The film crew, which is directed by Antonio Campos, will be shooting scenes for the film at City of Light Dream Center facility, which is the old T.S. Boyd School in Dora, and some other locations in the Old Dora area.
The movie is based on a book written by Donald Ray Pollock entitled "Devil All the Time." The book is set just after World War II between the years of 1946 to 1966.
“Your Dream Center is doubling as a high school in West Virginia in 1967,” said Cid Swank, who is the unit publicists for the movie.
The production is filming in Alabama because the state has a film incentive in place, according to Swank.
“We have roughly 125 people working today between set and base camp/catering,” Swank said.
The movie stars Tom Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, and Eliza Scanlen, plus others. “In Dora, Tom Holland and Eliza Scanlen are in the scenes filming today,” she said on Monday.
The movie is listed on IMDB.com and shows a date of 2020. The genres listed include drama, horror, and thriller.
The producers are Randall Poster, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, and Max Born.
“I knew about the filming for several months but was not at liberty to discuss any of the details,” Mayor Randy Stephens said.
Members of the film crew came to Dora a few months ago to scout potential locations, according to Stephens. “We took them around to several locations around the city,” Stephens said. “They needed an old town with a railroad running next to Main Street.”
Stephens didn’t hear back from the movie people and thought they had decided on other locations, but then he learned recently that the city had been chosen.
A fleet of trucks began arriving on Sunday at Dora City Hall. The Dora Civic Center became their base of operation.
Filming wrapped up on Monday, according to Swank.