An upcoming indie film is shooting on location in Riverhead this week.
“Gabriel,” starring Rory Culkin, is being filmed at a home on Ostrander Avenue.
Culkin plays the title character, a troubled teen on a sets quest through New York City to find the first girl he ever kissed. Gabriel’s journey takes him to the off-campus home shared by a group of college students, and the two-story frame house on Ostrander Avenue is the set for that home.
Working with Culkin yesterday was Louisa Krause, who plays a roommate of Alice, the object of Gabriel’s love.
Anna Boylan, owner of the home, was standing outside watching the cast and crew work yesterday afternoon. She said she found a note in her door, left by a scout for the producers, asking if she’s be willing to rent the house to the production company.
“They came and took pictures inside,” she said. Her home was selected from a group of several homes in the area.
The film is due to be released early next year, line producer Allison Rose Carter said yesterday.
Culkin, 23, the younger brother of child star Macaulay Culkin (“Home Alone”), most recently starred in “Scream 4.”
The indie drama, which also stars Emily Meade, David Call and Louisa Krause, is written and directed by Lou Howe (“West Side Stories.”)
The filming is scheduled to continue this morning, according to homeowner Boylan. She said she bought the downtown home about three years ago. “They totally re-did everything inside, to make it look like a bunch of kids live there,” she said.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl
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