‘Vamps’ begins filming in Detroit this week

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Actress/author Alicia Silverstone speaks during the 15th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA on April 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

There is yet another all-star cast headed to Michigan this summer.

The feature film, Vamps, which reunites Alicia Silverstone with her Clueless director Amy Heckerling, is set to start shooting in Detroit this week.

Written and directed by Heckerling, the movie is about two beautiful vampires, Silverstone and Krysten Ritter, who are living the good life in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize her immortality.

Vamps also stars Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lewis, Wallace Shawn, Justin Kirk, Dan Stevens and Todd Barry.

The movie is being produced by Ben Stiller’s production company, Red Hour Films, which is also producing 30 Minutes or Less, the movie starring Jesse Eisenberg that is currently filming in Grand Rapids, MI.

If you spot Vamps filming in or around Detroit or have any scoop about the film to share, let us know at olv@onlocationvacations.com or in a comment below!


  1. I think they’re filming in my building!!! I came home from work today and there is the whole crew and stuff all outside, and there are signs pointing to ‘set’ on the 2nd floor…. I live in the Waldorf at 641 Prentis. I believe they’re filming on the 2nd floor… but all their trailers are set up at the empty lot on prentis between cass and 2nd.

    • thanks for the info Jacquie, cool! And thanks for the link Dutch, looks like they are only updating at the end of the day, hoping to get some info earlier, very cool that the production is blogging their progress though!

      • Sorry Christine,those two links are the only sources of info about “Vamps” I got so far,but will let you know if I find some more.
        It seems like they update their twitter in the morning before shooting and then they update their blog after they finished shooting.Either way I agree,it´s really cool that the production is blogging the ” Vamps” shooting progress!! It´s great to get updates on it everyday.
        Maybe Jacquie can get us some insider info as well.
        Would be very nice 🙂
        Take care,
        Cheers ,Dutch.

  2. I live across the street from Grand Circus Park (“grassy area” mentioned above) and just got done filming a scene as an extra. My buddy and I circle the fountain in the background.

  3. I just saw them filming at Bankok’s Crossing on Woodward and Larned!!! I’m so excited and proud of Detroit. Sorry I missed Alicia…in the words of Cher Horowitz “AS IF!!”

  4. It was wonderful to see VAMPS being filmed in Dearborn
    over at Greenfield Village on September 9th. I love the
    movie industry. Wish I could be in it.

  5. I had to walk through crew this morning(7/12/2011) on my way to work right as I stepped outside of my apartment building on Prentis at Second street (just off campus at Wayne State). They’re definitely filming today.


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