Don’t be surprised when you see a familiar Birmingham landscape in the background of an upcoming movie next year. The thriller—“Collection”— wrapped up filming around Niazuma Avenue this month.
Residents get the inside scoop
If you’re a resident at the Murals on Niazuma you may have been fighting for a parking space a few weeks ago.
Property manager Paris Topazi got an exclusive first look at the set of “Collection.” She assured me that residents seemed excited a movie was filming at their apartment complex.
High stakes and heartbreak filmed in Birmingham
It seems as though the Sundance film holds heavy emotions. According to IMDb, the thriller follows the story of a father dealing with loss, distress and manipulation. Now add to that mix the seedy underbelly of debt collection.
Why you should know the director
Mariana Palka definitely needs to be on your radar. That is, if she isn’t already. The actress stars as Reggie Walsh in the Emmy-winning Netflix series “Glow.” She also directed and starred in multiple award-nominated Sundance films.
Here’s where you’ll recognize the cast
- Alex Pettyfer is a model and actor who you might remember from the movies “Magic Mike” and “I am Number Four.”
- Breeda Wool starred in the TV series “UnReal.” Like Mariana she also appears in the Netflix series “Glow.”
- Mike Vogel plays sweet, attentive husband Johnny Foote in “The Help.” You can also find him in movies like “Cloverfield” and “She’s Out of My League.”
More than murals filmed in Birmingham
It’s just exciting all the new things that are going on in downtown Birmingham that wouldn’t have 10 years ago.”Paris Topazi