‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ production updates and charity auction announced

As we first reported a few weeks ago, The Place Beyond The Pines will begin filming in Schenectady, NY on July 25, and this week the first signs of pre-production began in the Upstate New York city.

Pines stars Ryan Gosling as a professional motorcycle rider who robs banks to support his son. Bradley Cooper will also star as a cop trying to catch him.

Schenectady’s film commission is keeping details about the movie closely guard to avoid “people who are rabid fans and want to hang around” but luckily, we have a few ways around that!

First of all, if you’re hoping to spot Gosling and Cooper filming, be sure to stay tuned to OLV! We’ll be setting up an Open Thread where fans can discuss the movie’s filming locations and share set photos in the next couple of weeks, and, since this is in our neck of the woods, we’ll also be making a few visits to the set ourselves!

Or, if you’d like a guaranteed meeting with the movie’s stars and director, Derek Cianfrance, CharityBuzz is auctioning off a set visit!

Here are the details:

Visit the Set of The Place Beyond the Pines Starring Bradley Cooper & Ryan Gosling in Schenectady, NY! Do not miss out on an exclusive set visit to this sure to be fantastic movie directed by Derek Cianfrance!

Derek Cianfrance earned a B.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Colorado, studying under avant-garde filmmakers Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. At 23, he wrote, directed and edited his first feature film, Brother Tied, which was well-received at festivals including Sundance.

His second feature, Blue Valentine, starred Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Cianfrance’s next written feature is Metalhead, which centers on a metal drummer whose eardrums become ruptured and becomes deaf. The film will feature the members of the band Jucifer portraying themselves.

Blue Valentine star Ryan Gosling is confirmed to work with Cianfrance again on, The Place Beyond the Pines, which follows a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who becomes a bank robber to support his newborn son. Bradley Cooper has been confirmed for a supporting role as a rookie police officer who crosses paths with Gosling’s character.

The proceeds for this item benefit ACLU of Southern California
Terms: Shooting begins July 25, 2011 in the area of Schenectady, NY and runs until approximately October 5, 2011. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date and time. Valid for 2 people. Meet & greets with cast members are NOT guaranteed and solely based on availability and day of shooting. Transportation and accommodations are NOT included. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.

For more information or to place a bid on this auction, visit CharityBuzz.com.

And remember, if you spot the movie filming in Upstate NY next month, let us know at olv@onlocationvacations.com!



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