New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT)
Christmas movie filming in New Haven on Tuesday
Connecticut will once again soon become the setting of a new holiday movie.
The movie — known to the public only as “Untitled Christmas Project” — will film in New Haven on March 14, according to a notice from the locations department of My Old House, LLC.
The filming is set to take place on Chapel Street between Depalma Court and Wooster Place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the notice read. Parking will be held for a few production vehicles in advance of filming, and residents are advised to not park their cars on the street. Police will intermittently control traffic but not close the road, according to the film’s producer Tony Glazer.
“Production has chosen New Haven as the backdrop for a portion of our narrative,” the notice read.
Glazer said the movie does not have a final name yet. However, the producer said he aims to have more information and photos available for the public within the next few weeks. My Old House, LLC and MarVista Entertainment are producing the film.
In the past, Glazer has worked on other holidaythemed films, including as a producer for the Hallmark movies “A Holiday Spectacular,” which is about a girl who makes her dreams come true by dancing at Radio City Music Hall, and “One December Night,” which features two musical managers reuniting.
Connecticut has become a popular spot for the filming of holiday movies over the years. In November 2022, “The 12 Days of Christmas Eve” and “The Noel Diary,” both filmed in the state, premiered on Lifetime and Netflix, respectively.
“We have probably shot more Christmas movies in the state of Connecticut than any place else, so we’re kind of proud of that,” George Norfleet, director of Connecticut’s Office of Film, TV & Digital Media, told Hearst Connecticut Media in April 2022.
The Connecticut Office of Film Television and Digital Media aims to make the Nutmeg State an attractive place for filming by engaging with every aspect of a production’s needs, Norfleet said. It helps productions find film locations, acts as a liaison with permitting authorities to film in state parks, streets or highways, and can help find crews to staff a production. The office also offers tax incentives to productions.
The filming is set to take place on Chapel Street between Depalma Court and Wooster Place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the notice read.