Filmmaker Campaigns to Get Wayland-Shot Film in Theaters
Justin Lerner may live on the other side of the country, but that doesn’t mean Wayland isn’t close to his heart.
So close, in fact, that the Wayland High School graduate has brought a sliver of Hollywood to Wayland by filming two of his movies in the businesses, fields, woods and spaces that make Wayland a unique movie set.
“The subject matter of my stories recently is more suited to pastoral settings,” Lerner said via phone interview from his home in Los Angeles.
“And if you’re looking to do an indie feature, you get more support from a small town where people want to have you. It’s just very rare to have a small town serve almost as a back lot for your feature, and when you don’t have a lot of money, the flexibility is nice.”