‘The Spring’ to continue filming in Perryville


Perryville will once again be the site for filming an independent film.
Film crews for the movie “The Spring,” will return to the area to continue production on the coming weeks.
Last year around this time, crews came to Perryville and filmed scenes for the movie on Old St. Mary’s Road and other parts of towns. Perryville City Administrator Brent Buerck expects filming to start in the next couple of weeks.
“I don’t think it will be as much as last time, or as much of a disruption to life. This should be the last filming that they have to do and by fall this film could be in production. The hope is to have someone like Netflix to pick it up.”

The Spring is a supernatural thriller directed by Thomas Smugala.
This is another effort to make Perryville a Film Friendly city.
With the launch of filmfriendlyperryville.com, Perryville is poised to attract feature film productions ranging from 250K to 5 Mil dollar budgets. With the help of many indie film producers and a regional marketing company, Perryville has reeled in an attraction many indie film producers desire.
The first thing Perryville did under the new program was to offer the 573 Film Festival a permanent home in Perryville—we jumped on that offer. The festival is usually held every year in different places, showing films from all over the world. It highlights many local filmmakers as well. In addition to showing films, the 573 Film Festival has workshops, talks, and networking events for adults. The super-popular 573 Kids Film Workshop teaches kids how to produce a movie and closes it with a Red Carpet Event.