Danger Word was shot on location in the woods at Arbuckle Hollow near Delancey, New York, a 10-acre old dairy farm that includes a multi-purpose barn, a three-bedroom farmhouse, a meadow, deep woods and a creek.
The property is owned by Red Hook Film Festival founder Robert George, who awarded director Luchina Fisher a week’s stay at the property after her debut short film, Death in the Family, appeared in the film festival. Danger Word was shot over Memorial Day weekend, with only two days of shooting. Several crew members and their families lived in the farmhouse during the shoot.
Arbuckle Hollow was perfect for Danger Word because of its isolation, the versatile barn for interiors, and a farmhouse large enough for housing, meals and diversion during the shoot. Cast and crew relaxed between takes in front of a roaring fire.
It’s no wonder that Arbuckle Hollow has hosted artists, musicians, filmmakers and retreats of all varieties. (Now it can add a horror movie to its list!)
If you’re interested in renting the property, email WoodstockBob@aol.com.
About Robert George: George is the founder and owner of ROBERT GEORGE DESIGN GROUP, a full-service design/build firm for home and landscape based in Red Hook, NY. A Bard graduate, Robert is the former co-owner and co-founder of the NYC-based production company SPOTTY DOG PRODUCTIONS. He began his career in photography and worked as a photojournalist for several Harlem newspapers in the late 1980s and 90s. After creating Spotty Dog Productions to produce and coordinate shoots for ad agencies and photographers, his interest in independent film was sparked. However, a lifelong love for the outdoors, combined with studies in horticulture and landscape design at SUNY Delhi, would take him from the two-dimensional world of media to the three-dimensional world of landscape design. His collaborations between nature and manmade architecture throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley have been recognized by This Old House, the Hudson Valley Magazine and Westchester Home.
Whether it’s through nature and our surroundings, a photograph in a magazine or newspaper, or a film on the screen, Robert believes we all have stories to tell and that we are better served when we share those stories. That is why he plans to make the RED HOOK FILM FESTIVAL an annual event.
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