4 more films, video game to be made in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Ohio's film industry continues to grow as Ohio's Motion Picture Tax Credit secures more productions.

Five new projects, including four movies and a video game, are anticipated to bring a revenue of more than $17.1 million for Ohio.

"I am thrilled that Hollywood producers continue to consider Ohio as the ideal production destination," said Christiane Schmenk, Director of the Ohio Department of Development. "Ohio's combination of diverse locations and skilled workforce, have generated a prosperous and exciting relationship with the film industry."

The projects include:

Confession will receive a $1,033,712 Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in an Ohio location that is yet to be determined. Confession revolves around the murder of a retired sheriff and the investigation to find the perpetrator. The cast of the film includes Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Saw), Melissa Leo (The Fighter, 21 Grams), and is directed by Stuart Cooper.

Galaxy Command will receive a $116,177 Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit and will be produced in the Akron area. This interactive video game, which is produced by Blue Frog Gaming and directed by Matthew Maroon, involves players competing for the largest empire in a vast virtual universe. Gamers conquer planets, mine resources, and build warships throughout their quest to achieve virtual domination.

Needlestick will receive a $193,750 Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in the City of Toledo and the City of Maumee. The film, directed by Dr. Steven Karageanes, explores medical ethics and the value of human life and character. The script won horror feature awards at the Action On Film International Festival in Pasadena, California and was a finalist in the Great American Screenplay Competition.

The Yank will receive a $330,831 Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in the Cleveland area and other locations in northern Ohio. This romantic comedy, rumored to star Fred Willard (Best in Show), centers around a middle-aged Irishman's search for love in the country of his ancestors.

Unamerican will receive a $1,699,540 Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in northeast Ohio. The film is a satirical depiction of contemporary American society in which one man loses his seemingly perfect materialistic lifestyle due to corporate downsizing but gains insight on the true meaning of life.

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