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Cincinnati Lands Second Feature Filming Here Since Pandemic Began

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Evan Agostini
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'Bones And All,' starring Timothée Chalamet, began filming here May 27."

For the second time in 10 days, Film Cincinnati has announced that a feature film is shooting in Greater Cincinnati.

Drew Harwood is the writer, director, producer and one of the lead actors for Rebel/Rebel, described by the film commission as "a coming-of-age drama about a once famous actor grappling with drugs, addiction and self-discovery."

Harwood also wrote, directed and produced The One You Feed, which was released last year.  Rebel/Rebel stars South African native Gareth Koorzen, who also appeared in The One You Feed, and Katie Garland Noble, a producer on The One You Feed. Her acting credits include Fat City, New Orleans and Caravaggio and My Mother The Pope.

Cincinnati natives John A. "Johnny" Mocker Jr., and Robert "Chip" Heidt III are executive producers along with Noble's Blue Himalayas Productions.  Mocker also was an executive producer for The One You Feed.

The Rebel/Rebel cast includes Roger Jerome, Joseph Moreland, Chris R. Taylor, Mary Charles Miller, Aja Nicole, Sidney Edwards, Nick Coleman, John Christian Schulte, Amber Hutchins, Heather Fay and Jai Sahai, according to the Internet Movie Datebase.

Location shooting for Rebel/Rebel began in May. It is "expected to continue through late June," the Film Cincinnati announcement said.

Bones And All, starring Timothée Chalamet,Taylor Russell and Oscar-winner Mark Rylance, began filming here May 27. It's the first film shot in the United States by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, a 2017 Academy Award nominee for Call Me By Your Name, and the first major film production in Greater Cincinnati since the global coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

"With more feature films returning to production, we are thrilled to have F/A Films using our locations and our talent," says Kristen Schlotman, Film Cincinnati executive director, in the announcement. "Greater Cincinnati continues to be in demand for features thanks to our talented roster of cast and crew members," 

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.