A filming permit for segments of a feature length film entitled, “A Short History of Decay,” has been issued by the town of Wrightsville Beach for three weeks in October at various locations.
The first segment of the filming will be a moving shot of the main actor driving around the John Nesbitt Loop sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. Two more segments will be filmed at the north end on Thursday, Oct. 4, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., and in Banks Channel Pub and Grill during the same time frame.
The film is billed as a dark comedy about stepping up when your parents are going downhill; a love letter to everyone caring for someone who raised them, and is the directorial debut of Michael Maren. Maren is a journalist and screenwriter who has written for Newsweek, The Nation, The New Republic, Harper’s, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, HBO and Sony Pictures.
The film will star Emmanuelle Chriqui from the hit HBO series “Entourage;” Bryan Greenberg, of “Law & Order,” “Friends with Benefits” and “One Tree Hill;” and longtime Wilmington resident, actress, Linda Lavin.
The north end scene describes the main actor as jogging on the beach and making a phone call when he meets a man painting landscapes and sees a mirage of his ex girlfriend. During the filming of that scene, the film crew will use 20 marked parking spaces at Public Beach Access No. 2.