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Coronavirus rom-com set in L.A. is filmed in Nebraska

Coronavirus rom-com set in L.A. is filmed in Nebraska (NTV News)
Coronavirus rom-com set in L.A. is filmed in Nebraska (NTV News)
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2020 has been a year some might say a movie writer couldn't even script.

But here in Central Nebraska, a writer and producer is getting ready to launch a film based square in the middle of this once in a lifetime pandemic.

It’s Ravenna, Nebraska. The movie ‘#MyCorona’ has the setting of L.A. but the majority of the filming took place here in central Nebraska.

“It’s set during the pandemic, so by nature it’s going to be a mostly indoor film. So, that lend itself to being able to shoot it in Nebraska,” writer and producer for '#MyCorona,' Kirk Zeller said.

Zeller said six long days of production were in Ravenna, while only a day and a half was shot in actual L.A.

But as for the production, Zeller said they took all precautions possible to protect actors and staff. He said he and two others built the set and they were their own quarantine group. Zeller said electricians and plumbers came in on separate days.

“We were very careful and deliberate. We put a lot of thought into how we would film and prior to that, pre-production,” said Zeller.

Zeller said cast members lived in apartments where they were filmed, rather than having to travel a lot and the actors did their own make-up. Zeller said filming had two crew members for most of the scenes.

Zeller said he’s passionate about movies being filmed in Nebraska. He said the New York’s and L.A.’s of the world are too expensive. He said even the pandemic can come to light for Nebraska potentially becoming a bigger film sight.

“Right now is the chance. I’ve had discussion with state leaders to suggest that we should seize the moment and create rebates to draw filmmaking,” said Zeller.

The movie will premiere at the World Theatre Drive-In on Saturday, September 19. Zeller said all the proceeds of the tickets bought will go to the World Theatre.

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“I was willing to show the movie regardless and work out terms with them but they offered to give all the proceeds to the World Theatre which is huge for us. It’s a great gesture from them on our part,” Executive Director of The World Theatre, Bryce Jensen said.

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