"Goat," a major film, to be shot in Cincinnati this spring

Apr 13, 2015

“Goat,” a major motion picture, will be filmed in Cincinnati beginning next month, according to the Greater Cincinnati Film Commission.

The film – adapted from a memoir of fraternity hazing – is being produced by producers Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa of Killer Films, along with Rabbit Bandini Productions’ James Franco and Vince Jolivette, a Hamilton native.

The executive producer is John Wells, who has won Emmy awards for "ER" and "The West Wing;" and is executive producer of the Showtime series "Shameless."

Production offices opened last week and filming will begin on Monday, May 4.

“We had a great experience in Cincinnati on our films ‘Carol’ and ‘The Blunderer’ in 2014,’’ Vachon said in a statement released from the film commission. “The film commission, the rebate, locations, infrastructure and film-friendly people of Cincinnati have brought us back again.”

Since 2012, Ohio has had a law that increased the tax incentive Ohio offers film projects from $10  million a year to $20 million for the next two years. The film commission says the tax incentive returns $1.20 in the Ohio economy for every $1 invested by the tax incentive.

“We are maintaining sustainable work for locals,’’ said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Film Commission.

Those interested in applying to be an extra should e-mail a headshot to extrasgoatthemovie@gmail.com. People interested in crew employment should send a resume to goatthemovieohio@gmail.com.