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A Quiet Place spends millions filming in New York

A Quiet PlaceJohn Krasinski’s acclaimed horror movie A Quiet Place spent nearly $25m filming on location in upstate New York.

The story follows a family who live their lives in silence on a remote farm refuge to evade malevolent creatures that hunt by sound.

Krasinski and his production team spent around 120 days filming in Pawling, 75 miles north of New York City, and in nearby New Paltz and the town of Little Falls in central New York State.    

The story’s farm setting was built in Pawling through a pre-production process that involved growing 24 acres of corn for key set pieces in the film. A nearby equestrian centre was used as an adapted stage facility for selected interior scenes and for specific underwater shots.   

Krasinski and his producers spent nearly $5m on local rentals and purchases, and around $1.5m on accommodation, according to figures from the Motion Picture Association of America.

“New York State’s support of A Quiet Place leveraged over $21m in economic impact and hundreds of hires in upstate New York,” said Howard Zemsky, president, CEO and commissioner of Empire State Development.

“This is a prime example of New York State’s Film Tax Credit Program working successfully to attract major productions to the Empire State and reaping significant benefits for local workforces and businesses.”

New York City’s iconic locations and generous filming incentive support have turned it into one of America’s top production hubs and the most popular place in the US for TV drama pilots this spring.

Last year Steven Spielberg’s movie The Post and Michael Gracey’s PT Barnum film The Greatest Showman collectively delivered over $100m for New York’s economy. 

In the spring of 2017, New York extended its filming incentive support through to 2022. 

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in New York.

Image: Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures