We’re movie stars! Totally. We’ve spent the past few weeks ducking the paparazzi and chatting with our publicists, making lunch dates and… whatever else it is celebrities do. We don’t really know.
CMBC is in a movie, y’all!
You may have heard the buzz around town about Wetlands, a small indie feature that was filmed down here over the past few weeks. It’s got some big names in the cast, including Heather Graham (Boogie Nights, The Hangover) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Lost).
Lights… Camera… Wildwood!The Boardwalk being used as a setting for the movie "Wetlands" this afternoon, near Garfield Avenue.Photo by Carlo DeVito
Wetlands is about an ex-Philadelphia cop who moves down the shore to make a new start. He tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-wife, and gets involved in the criminal underbelly of Atlantic City. (Yes, believe it or not, there is one.) But that’s all we know! And if we knew more, we really wouldn’t tell you, anyway. Buy a ticket and go see it.
They’ve been filming in various points throughout the county, including the old library — they turned it into a police station — and at some of the local surf shops.
So what scenes are we in? Well, we’re still waiting on script approval (which we don’t even come close to getting), but from what we understand, there’ll be a few noticeable bottles of Mop Water, Coastal Evacuation, and Devil’s Reach at a beach party scene, a couple of our boxes in a moving scene, and various signs and swag throughout the film.
“This is a great opportunity to put our name in front of a national audience,” says Marketing Guru Alicia Grasso. “I love the idea of a film company shooting in Cape May and showing off our local flavor. Cape May Brew Co. is very much part of the fabric of the community, and I’m thrilled that a film had the foresight to come in and capture that so well.”
The production team tries to use local vendors to capture the authenticity of the area. Once they heard about us, we were our usual “wonderful and accommodating” selves. (Aw, shucks!) From what we hear, the beers looked great on set. There are a few shots of the actors holding our bottles, and we hope we added some local flair to the production.
When asked how she liked our beers, production assistant Kelley remarked, “I LOVED Apple Bomb!” The team tried a few brews after we gave them a tour of the facilities, and were equally as fond of Mop Water.
Sadly, none of the actors in the film will really get a chance to taste our stuff. “We’re not allowed to let the actors drink,” Art Director Adri tells us, “so the crew will have to find some way to ‘dispose’ of the beer.”
Uh huh. That should be hard. They must hate their jobs.