‘Fathers and Daughters’ filming in Pittsburgh (Filming Locations Open Thread)


As we’ve reported, Russell Crowe‘s next movie, Fathers and Daughters, will start filming in Pittsburgh, PA in mid-March and will be there through June.

Fathers and Daughters is described as being about a woman who struggles with relationship issues as she reflects on her troubled past with her famous novelist father.  Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Quvenzhané Wallis, Octavia Spencer, and Diane Kruger also star.

This week, the Pittsburgh Film Office announced the movie is now accepting crew resumes. Anyone interested can send a resume and contact info to FandDprods@gmail.com.

We’ve also learned Mosser Casting will be handling casting for the project. Here’s their latest post about the film:

We are very excited to announce that we will be doing the local dayplayer and extra’s Casting on “Fathers and Daughters” starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul and Diane Kruger!
If you are a SAG Actor and interested in auditioning for a speaking role, please send your headshot/resume or a picture and your contact info to FathersandDaughtersCasting@gmail.com

You can find out more or watch for additional casting calls on their Facebook page.

We thought it would be a good idea to start an open thread for Fathers and Daughters, like our TFIOS Thread, so fans in the Pittsburgh area can have one place to talk about all of the movie’s filming locations.

Bookmark this page and use it to discuss Fathers and Daughters, its filming locations, or any sightings of the cast you may have while they are shooting in Pittsburgh. If you have any scoop to share regarding Fathers and Daughters, you can also email us at olv@onlocationvacations.com, Tweet us, or add your pics and vids to our forum.

Hopefully we’ll have more details about exactly where they are filming as the shoot gets closer.


  1. There was a call for extras for this movie on Craigslist, and they said it was for a big scene in New York. Anyone know if there is legitimacy for this claim? It seemed like a legit ad at first, but then it was flagged for spam? Just wondering if anyone knows anything.

    • Well, it definitely wasn’t Mosser Casting. They were very shifty on the phone, and then eventually told me their name was Prestige. And there were no dates listed, it just said “two months.” I ended up not going to the “meeting” they set up with me. Thanks. It sounds like it was a scam.
      I still would like to be an extra in this though.

  2. If anyone know the address of the production office. I would appreciate it.


    (sorry for the double post. I entered the wrong email address.)

  3. Hi! I found this because of TFIOS. You guys were an immense help in getting John Greens autograph!

    Now I’ll repay the favor 🙂 Haddad’s trucks are unloading over on the Northside near Family Dollar (Brighton road) outside of Riggs Restaurant. Doors were open to Riggs; I assume maybe it’s an indoor restaurant scene? Or bar? Not sure. No star trailers; but the trucks were most certainly starting to unload as of 4:25pm Tuesday March 18th.

  4. Hi again!

    Looks like they’re at the intersection of Liberty and 6th street downtown across from Heinz Hall. Can’t see what building they’re filming in just yet. They were unpacking the trucks when i got into work at 6am. No star trailers again, and only one big truck that I can see. maybe filming in the butcher and the rye on 6th? They have parking blocked off on Liberty in front of the ABC liquor store at 5th and Liberty, and down the street in front of the bus stop at liberty and 6th too.

    I’m gonna go set stalk tonight to see if I can possibly get autographs from Amanda Seyfried. That’d be cool!

  5. Also, It appears (from his twitter) that Justin Long is in Pittsburgh as well. He and Amanda Seyfried are dating, so he came with her to Pittsburgh. A recent tweet as of March 15th confirms it.

  6. They are only filming at butcher in the rye till 4pm today I was down there this morning and got Aaron Paul but Amanda didn’t even stop there was only two of us oh well I guess I’ll try the night location shoot

  7. Catering is at 7th and penn across from grille on 7th.

    Yup they’ve closed up butcher and the rye. The tarps are down and they’re packing up the trucks. Where is the night location?

  8. Aaron Paul is done shooting for the day today the only star who will be shooting tonight is Amanda seyfried. Because Russell Crowe is still in Brazil

  9. Amanda seyfried is filming at Riggs bar and restaurant tonight. And I heard Aaron Paul will be filming at the Alcoa building downtown tomorrow

  10. Can confirm now. Street is closed between 9th and 10th. They just started shooting along the street. Sidewalk is still open if anyone wanted to come down and check it out.

  11. There was a film crew doing some filming Friday night on the porch of a house on Kenmont Avenue in Mt. Lebanon. No idea if it was related to this film or something else entirely.

  12. I think that Jay is right about them not filming on Sunday and Monday. Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried sent out tweets last night at 12:41 that they were at Jacks in the south side. They took pictures with fans. Justin Long was there too.

  13. Haddad trucks were parked at Schenley Park Golf Course lot (3/24) and also one day last week.

    On 3/24, something was being filmed at The Mansions on 5th (in the smaller house, not the main building).

  14. The mansions on 5th is an Xbox commercial that Aaron Paul is filming while in Pittsburgh. Killing two birds with one stone.

    • Hot off the press.


      Intermittent traffic control on Fifth Avenue (between Tennyson Avenue and Bigelow Blvd) during the hours of 1:00 PM to4:00 PM.

      Intermittent traffic control on Schenley Drive (between Frew Street and Schenley Drive) during the hours of 4:00PM to7:00 PM.

    • just wanted to an update, not sure if the info made its way on this thread: Today they were filming at Alumni hall of Pitt campus.

  15. They are setting up to film in the office building above Pamelas in the Strip District. No idea when they’ll start filming there and for how long, just sharing what I know.

  16. Mosser casting just posted a request for EXTRAS needed today on their Facebook page. Need people ages 18-70 years old. I put the info on Twitter too. (@NikiMarier)
    Subject line in the email should say PARK. I guess this could be Schenley park near CMU, where they’ve already filmed some scenes.

  17. I had no luck in Schenley either. Might try the Allegheny Commons next to the Mexican War Streets since they’ve been filming over that way. Not positive they’re there though.

  18. They are off of Mexican war streets on Monterey st they will be there till sunrise. Tonight is Aaron Paul’s last night on set then he’s done and leaving. Amanda and Aaron are filming scenes there Crowe still ain’t in town

  19. That’s awesome! But what’s with them all misspelling Pittsburgh? 🙁 leaving off the h at the end. Aaron Paul AND Q. Wallis.

  20. Q. Wallis apologized on Twitter for leaving off the “H”. I guess a few people mentioned that to her. Us yinzers are very protective of our “H” n’at.

  21. Well, for several years at one point, Pittsburgh officially did not have the “h,” so it’s not entirely incorrect. Any word on shooting locations coming up?

  22. Russell Crowe is definitely in Pittsburgh now. He hung out with some friends in downtown Pittsburgh yesterday for his birthday. The director, Muccino, announced on Twitter that Crowe will start filming tomorrow. Mosser casting has put out a few requests for extras:
    1) male pianist for Thursday
    2) male extras with Tuxedos
    3) children ages 6-12 needed for later this month.
    Check the Facebook page for Mosser casting for more details. I’ve also been reposting their requests on my Twitter (@NikiMarieR)

  23. Filming in Fox Chapel area today. They definitely will not be at the Mansion on 5th today. -according to Richard Middleton, producer. Via Pittsburgh post-gazette article. Having trouble posting link.

    • Niki, your info about the Fox Chapel location is correct. I was there in the afternoon and saw nobody. I needed to give it more time. Will they be there the next couple days ?
      Do you know where Russell Crowe is staying or what vechial he travels in?

      Also where is the rave scene going to be shot ?

  24. The Saturday shoot downtown is starting to feel like “men in black”. First there was an announcement that Wood st would be closed Sat AM for the MS walk, then Sat afternoon for Fathers & Daughters. That announcement was quickly removed and was replaced with another one that does not specifically refer to Fathers and Daughters. Here’s a quote:

    “…Work and the closure will continue overnight and through most of Saturday, April 12, 2014, until approximately 9:00 PM, but another detour must be used due to multiple activities and street closures occurring elsewhere in the city that day, further affecting detours for the routes listed.”

    So “multiple activities & street closures” = Russell Crowe. LOL

    Here it is:

    Nice try Port Authority…

    • Nikki,
      Do you know where they will be filming this week, Monday April 21-25 ?

      Also when is Jane Fonda starting to film ?

      Thanks for the info and Happy Easter !!

  25. This is fromo the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership web page.

    Saturday 4/12

    – Shooting at Dollar Bank on 4th Ave

    – Equipment parked on curb lanes on 4th and 3rd ave near bank.

    – Closing 4th Ave between Smithfield and wood on this day

    – Shooting at Hanlon’s Cafe on Liberty Avenue

    – Equipment parked on Liberty between 10th and 9th

    – Equipment parked on 10th between Penn and Liberty

    Sunday 4/13

    – Shooting at William Penn Hotel

    – Equipment parked in curb lanes on smithfield street and Oliver

    – No street closures

    Thursday 4/17

    – Shooting at PPG Tower

    – Equipment on curb lanes on 4th and 3rd around the building

    – No street closures

    – Filming on 6th Ave between Smithfield and Wood

    – Full closure of 6th Ave between Liberty and Smithfield Street starting at 4pm and continuing through 10pm that evening.

    – Will maintain pedestrian access

    • Filming in Millville……
      Thats all iam going to say, figure it out on your own.
      Please do not bother Russell Crowe when filming. Be respectful and let him work.

  26. Which stars are filming down there currently?

    Considering heading down to watch depending on who is filming this week. (I live ~2 hours away in Ohio)

    • Saw production trucks, yellow signs, and trailers at the corner of penn and Trenton in wilkinsburg tonight on my drive home. FYI to all


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