Location Managers Guild International

Fall 2021

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) is the largest organization of Location Managers and Location Scouts in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. Their membership plays a vital role in the creativ

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boardinghouse remain intact; the original central staircase still bisects the building. Citizen's Pride Bank Alison and Eugene rob the Bank of Magdalena, NM, a one-story flat-roofed brick building with decorative brickwork along its parapets and cornices that was completed in 1913. On the National Register of Historic Places, it's one of few historic commercial buildings in Magdalena that is in good condition and is a signifi cant example of the "Panel Brick Style." ENOLA HOLMES SLM Bill Darby/LMGI LM Jessica MacDonald Enola Holmes was entirely fi lmed in England, featuring several historic homes, remarkable period buildings, cobbled streets and luscious landscapes of the countryside. The story takes a fresh perspective on the Victorian locations we have seen many times before, as well as a new look at the legendary British detective Sherlock, giving voice to his intrepid little sister, Enola—a highly capable budding detective in her own right. What the locations say about story: Rooted in energy, emotion and eccentricity, the locations of Enola Holmes build the characters, and tell the otherwise no-time-to- explain details within its fast- paced storytelling. Defying the 42 • LMGI COMPASS | Fall 2021 strait-laced propriety of so many period costume dramas, the locations are allowed here to be wilder, overgrown and messy. What the location manager says: "Every period fi lm shot in the UK runs the risk of looking like Merchant Ivory or a Jane Austen adaptation—from the start, we were adamant the locations needed to establish the mood for the fi lm and illustrate Enola's particular character—fun, sunny and whimsical on one side, with fi erce independence, enlightenment and intelligence on the other." Locations to watch for: Ferndell The house and estate have been neglected but remain enchanting. Foliage is overgrown and cascades down the walls. This is Enola's world and every aspect of it reflects the depth of her character and spirit. Like the house, Enola has gone feral—she is fun, independent and whimsical. She is itching to experience the world and has a burning need to challenge social norms. The story begins with exteriors and hallways at the 16th-century stone and stately manor Benthall Hall in Shropshire, and interiors at West Horsley Place, in Surrey. Enola lives here with her mother, whose sudden disappearance jump- starts the plot. House of Lords exterior The stately 19th-century neoclassic Maugham Library in Chancery Lane works perfectly for the street scene outside the House of Lords—government, tradition and patriarchy is off set by Enola's brief farewell with Lord Tewkesbury—two youngsters determined to change the world. Drum Court The HM Treasury, London, is the scene for Enola's meeting with her mother. This massive quadrangular, English Baroque Revival Building's perfect symmetry works in symbiosis with the scene's intent: Enola's mother is hidden in plain sight, unseen by her well- meaning but misguided sons, slipping away to avoid the trap they think they've set for her. Victorian London The magnifi cent architecture and beautiful grounds of the Old Greenwich Royal Naval College, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were transformed into Victorian England. Perfectly period storefront facades were erected in the section of College Way that intersects the main square. The scene when Enola reunites with Tewkesbury in Covent Garden was also fi lmed in the columns of the Greenwich campus. Basilwether Train Station The scene where Enola decides to run away from her programmed destiny and take a train to London was shot at stunning Kidderminster Town Station which is operated by the heritage line Severn Valley Railway. Although built in 1984, it looks period-correct because it was designed in the late Victorian style. JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH LM Bill Garvey Scout Tim Kanieski Late 1960s Chicago is portrayed in Cleveland, Ohio, for a story about the rise of Fred Hampton and the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Hampton is betrayed by William O'Neil, a member of his inner circle, who is also an FBI informant. An electrifying dramatization of historical events, it is a forceful condemnation of racial injustice that embodies a community's fi ght for justice, and the physical and mental toll of living a life of lies and deceit. What the locations say about story: Cleveland's architecturally preserved historic neighborhoods of Slavic Village and North Broadway submerge viewers in the turbulent decade. A former enclave of Czech and Polish immigrants at the end of the 1800s, most of the locations were in neighborhoods ravaged by the strife of the late 1960s, and apparently had changed very little since—except the population was now more integrated. It was the perfect area to portray the homes, barbershops, churches and taverns of a poor Black Chicago neighborhood ripe to embrace Hampton's goal of unifying warring factions by providing food and assistance to the community. This "radical" idea caught the attention of the Enola Holmes Judas and the Black Messiah ENOLA HOLMES SLM Bill Darby/LMGI LM Jessica MacDonald Enola Holmes was entirely fi lmed Enola Holmes was entirely fi lmed Enola Holmes in England, featuring several historic homes, remarkable JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH LM Bill Garvey Scout Tim Kanieski Late 1960s Chicago is portrayed in Cleveland, Ohio, for a story

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