Keanu Reeves, who has appeared in movies such as “The Matrix” trilogy, “Speed” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still” has recently been seen in several locations around New York State such as downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls. He was most recently seen last week in Kenmore, where he was shooting scenes for his upcoming film “Henry’s Crime”.
“Henry’s Crime” is what you would call an “independent film”, meaning one shot outside the Hollywood studio system, Reeves is not only acting in the flick, but also the film’s executive producer.
Even though shooting for the movie wasn’t to take place until the afternoon, a crowd of onlookers had already begun forming by 9 am, and by 1 pm the crowd had grown 150 people strong. While people were waiting, most of them were discussing Keanu Reeves, and as the Police Chief of the city said “We’re thrilled to have him here, and thrilled that these scenes will be seen all over the world.”
Keanu Reeves arrived on location at 1 p.m. where he entered the restaurant, after roughly half hour later he came out to greet the people gathered on the sidewalk. The crowd responded warmly while remaining orderly as cameras and cell phones clicked away. After 20 minutes, it was back inside and back to work.
After a week of shooting around Kenmore, the crew will start shooting across the state and in a prison on Long Island, with plans to return to Kenmore later for some more filming.