Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Late Night time Video is not a brand new retailer in downtown Oakland close to the Fox Theater. It is faux. Welcome to the set of “Freaky Tales,” a brand new film being filmed with the Metropolis of Oakland as its backdrop

“It appears so cool. All of the outdated vehicles, all these items — it is a vibe for positive,” mentioned Tiana Roberts, who works at Somar Bar and Lounge, which is on the identical block as Late Night time Video.

The vibe is 1987 Oakland. Prop vehicles from the period line Telegraph Avenue between seventeenth and 18th, the place they’re filming this week.

The all-star solid contains Pedro Pascal, Ben Mendelsohn and Jay Ellis, amongst others. Poppy Hanks, the daughter of Tom Hanks, as nicely Oakland rap legend Too $hort are including producing credit.

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The leisure information web site DEADLINE describes the film as being, “Comprised of 4 interconnected tales, every that includes distinct characters, real-life areas and noteworthy historic occasions.”

Film crews are sometimes tight-lipped about particulars, however an assistant director tells ABC7 Information that they’re utilizing native labor unions and most film extras are from Oakland, each which assist the native financial system.

However not everyone seems to be pleased.

“At first, I used to be very excited. I used to be considering this is a chance as a small enterprise proprietor to make some more money,” mentioned Teena Johnson, the proprietor of the small restaurant Mama T’s Oakland.

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The restaurant is subsequent door to the made-up Late Night time Video retailer. Regardless of the indicators saying that companies are open on Telegraph, Johnson says there was restricted foot visitors.

“Individuals who work within the space, they solely get half-hour for lunch, or quarter-hour for a break. So, after they come out and switch this nook and see all this, they surprise if we’re even open. So, sure I’m dropping enterprise,” mentioned Johnson, who says she continues to be making an attempt to get well from the pandemic.

Connie Vino says she is happy concerning the buzz the movie is creating. However she says Feelmore Grownup, the place she works, can be being impacted. She needs town did extra to higher clarify the method to small companies.

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“There’s quite a lot of crime down right here. So even with parking, folks must park actually far. Folks danger getting their automotive damaged into, their home windows damaged,” Vino mentioned. She says the parking downside is a deterrent.

In an e mail to ABC7 Information, Karen Boyd, Oakland’s citywide communications director, says, “The (film’s) location supervisor and her crew of scouts have been engaged in a sturdy communication plan with the affected companies alongside the road closures. This has included face-to-face communication and flyer distribution within the space.”

The film wraps up filming on the Telegraph location close to the Fox Theater on Wednesday. The film continues to movie in Oakland and different components of the East Bay by January.

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