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Film production about Lexington and Concord to film some scenes on Great Island

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Filming for a television history series about the American Revolutionary battles of Lexington and Concord will take place later this month on the city’s Great Island estate, Selectman Monica McNally announced Monday.

McNally, who is also chairman of the Great Island Advisory Committee, said some scenes will be filmed in the tack room and an office in the horse stables building from Monday, June 17 to Tuesday, June 25. ​​More filming takes place in the main building and near the horse stables. the little beach house, she said.

“This is the third show in a four-part series,” said McNally. “I believe they filmed the other two shows at Waveny” – the park in New Canaan.

Great Island map from the Visioning Plan document

From the document “Great Island Visioning Plan”, presented on June 9, 2022

A map of Groot Eiland. McNally used different names for the buildings and area where filming was expected to take place, but they appear to be the places identified on the map as ‘Equestrian Centre’, ‘Estate House’ and ‘Beach Cottage’.

Great Island “will remain open to our residents as usual,” she said during the week of the shooting. Filming will take place during the day and not at night, “so there won’t be the big lights that you sometimes see in these productions” with filming taking place at night, she added.

“It’s about 50 crew and cast,” which is “relatively small” for a production, McNally said.

McNally didn’t name the production company, but she said it’s the same one that created the “Men Who Built America” ​​series. That series, first broadcast in 2012, was produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

McNally said the Connecticut Film Office was in contact with city officials about filming on the property, and McNally said she visited Great Island with the production company’s employees.

The city will be paid $24,500 for use of the property, she said.

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