Thank you…

Well, if you haven’t heard yet… we wrapped principal photography on “Old Fashioned” early in the morning on 11-11-11.  Watching the sunrise as we packed up all our gear was a somewhat surreal experience, to say the least.  Like everything else about the making of this little indie flick over the past many months, the ending was genuinely unforgettable.

Above all, however, the most memorable part of this journey was and continues to be the way so many in the local community rallied around us and helped make this movie happen.  Not in small ways.  Big ways.

The closing credits on “Old Fashioned” are going to be rather l-o-n-g, so… fair warning.  For now, to all of those out there that shared your ideas, stuff, locations, or even just an encouraging word when we needed it more than anything else…

Thank you.


Building another Set….

A huge THANK YOU to all those who donated items to help us furnish our set at the Antique Shop!! It looks absolutely beautiful. We’re overwhelmed by your support.

We’re about to build another set (the main character’s house) and we need several more pieces of furniture. It’s very important that these items look lived-in and used, NOT brand new. If you’re willing to loan these items for the shoot, please send photos to:

Couch (Simple, dark, masculine)
Recliner (dark)
Kitchen table & chairs (solid heavy dark wood; simple squarish design)
Book case (solid heavy dark wood)
Queen-sized bed frame (preferably wood; masculine)
Curtain rods (simple, dark, metal or wood)
Curtains (off-white or cream; cotton or linen)
Religious icons and decor (for tabletop or wall)
Wooden end table
Wooden coffee table (simple, masculine)
Various lamps for a bachelor’s house
Area rugs (preferably neutral colors)
Older radios
Clocks (freestanding or wall)
Glass light fixture for ceiling

Old, hardback copies of the following books:
The Rule of St. Benedict
Confessions of St. Augustine
Flowers for Algernon
Literary classics & theology books

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…Yet another set dressing list

Thank you SO much to all those who have sent in photos of furniture and antiques!! We’re still searching for several items to borrow for the film. If you own any of these items and would be willing to let us borrow, please send pics to

- Vintage Formica countertop (6 – 8 feet)
- Old DVD Player
- Old Vintage Sofa (but not too fancy or Victorian)
- Vintage light switches or old plastic light switches and sockets
- Old porch light fixtures
- Bristle Welcome Mat (without the welcome printed on it)
- Vintage “Apartment for rent” Sign (Possibly Metal)
- Old “Restroom” Sign, small
- Wooden Door (Solid/Old)
- Antique bedside table
- Antique chairs
- Antique lamps
- Table saw
- Lathe
- Misc woodworking tools
- Stools for a carpenter’s workshop
- Cans of varnish, old or new
- Old picture frames and pieces of picture frames
- Small stained glass piece of artwork
- Old radios
- Workbench or woodworking table

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Vintage love seat

The search continues for a vintage, antique love seat. In the script it shows up in need of repair and later is seen restored. Do you have an older/damaged love seat that we could repair? Or, do you have an undamaged love seat that we could distress for the film?  Email photos to

Props and set dressing

Wow!!! Thanks so much for all the help with the kitchen, woodshop, and vistas!!! We now have many new options as a result and our truly grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

We are narrowing in on a few final locations and will let you know if we need any more help on that end. And, for those that have been waiting… casting decisions will be announced soon as well!

In the meantime, we are currently on the hunt for the following props and set items. Looking to borrow and return a wide variety of stuff. Please email pics and/or contact info if you have any leads:

- Vintage Loveseat, pre-1950s (in need of repair, or will need permission to distress the upholstery and frame).

- Neon sign that says “Flower shop” or “Flowers” (or any kind of exterior neon sign that is transportable).

- Violin and bow.

- 1970s-90s white, green or yellow fridge. Does not need to work.

- 6-8 ft. Formica counter top, no sink insert cut out. “L” shaped would be great, but straight will work.

- Full mattress & metal frame (not new).

- Old wooden wardrobe.

- 1970s-80s Television. Small, the kind that is portable and could sit on top of a dresser.

- Older model DVD player/radio combo.

- Sofa, higher backed, heathery green, no pattern, 1950s, unskirted.

- Full-sized bed (mattress & frame).

- Recliner (older, neutral or dark color). Black or brown, preferrable.

- Old wood bookshelf, preferably dark wood. Bookshelf or a hutch-style combo could both work.

- Old books to fill bookshelf.

- Specific books (not new): The Rule of St. Benedict, Confessions of St. Augustine, Flowers for Algernon, Hope for the Flowers, biographies on spiritual leaders (Gandhi, Mother Theresa, etc.).

- Quality wood dinner table & chairs (simple, old). Rectangle and chunky better than round or oval.

- Old, simple, clean couch (neutral or dark color). Preferably mission-style.

- Wedding decor for a backyard wedding & white plastic chairs.

- Old lumber for various signs and fences.

- Weathered 6×8 fence paneling (these materials can be returned).

- Antiques in need of repair.

- Antique furniture.

- Old hand-crank Phonograph, working. Victor P or Columbia model. Must play records, not cylinders. Table-top, front mount horn with a wood or brass finish.

- Old picture frames.

- Old playground swingset (not a backyard one) that can be moved to a new location (paint peeling/rusted).

- Large quantity of beach sand.

Again, If you have any pics or any leads on any of the above, please email:

October is right around the corner! Get ready for the good stuff! Stay tuned…


Thanks so much to the 1,000+ who showed up for our open casting call at Kent State Tuscarawas! We are in the midst of callbacks now and are no longer accepting new submissions for casting. We will be continuing with callbacks for at least a month from this date, so if you don’t hear anything right away, hang in there…

Do you have a vintage kitchen that you would like to be in a movie?

In the meantime, we are continuing our hunt for specific locations in and around Tuscarawas County. We have scouted several good options in the area and will be reaching out to folks over the next several weeks to begin the official selection process. A few locations that we are still searching for include:

- A vintage residential kitchen. Hopefully something that is not recently furnished and has some appliances from the 1940s thru the early 1970s.

- A woodshop. Nothing to fancy, but not too cramped either, the roomier the better. Cannot be brand new. Would be great if it included a table saw, lathe, and other machinery and older tools as well.

- Sunrises and sunsets. We are looking for the very best spots in Tuscarawas County to capture breathtaking views of the beginning and end of the day.

"Old Fashioned" is looking for a woodshop to film in, know of one?

Also, we continue to search for rural vistas and downtown storefronts. If you know of an amazing rural view or a unique storefront in the area that we should take a look at, we would love to hear about it!

If you do have leads on any of the above, please email pics and contact info directly to:

Thanks in advance. And thanks again to the residents of Tuscarawas County (and surrounding areas) for all of the support and enthusiasm for us making a movie here–it’s making all the difference and we are grateful.

Where is the best sunrise or sunset you have ever seen in Tuscarawas County?


For Ohio locals (with or without acting experience) that would like a shot at stardom, we have scheduled two days of “open” casting sessions. All ages and types. No experience necessary. No appointment needed. Just show up! Be sure and bring a current photo.

Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas

Sunday, June 26: Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday, June 27: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Performing Arts Center
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
330 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

We are also holding casting sessions in other cities around the Midwest, Los Angeles, New York, and Orlando. If you are unable to attend the Ohio “open” casting call and would like to be considered for a role, please send headshot/resume to:

“Old Fashioned”
124 East High Ave.
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Or, email to:


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