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Mantis and Moon shoot parts of film at Wingate Hotel


The camera rolled today during filming for a scene in the movie, "The Society" at the Wingate Hotel in Sylvania.

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Sylvania's Wingate Hotel was the scene of filming on today for a locally produced movie, The Society

Mantis and Moon’s production, a movie produced by Sylvania resident Cap Averill II, is set is Bogata, Columbia, where much of the filming has been completed. Production of the movie began in 2006.

With help from the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, part of the film has been shot in Sylvania. Some footage already has been shot on Main Street, at the municipal building, several residences, and the Sylvania Court House.

PHOTO GALLERY: "The Society" filmed in Sylvania hotel

The Society, Mr. Averill has said, is part romantic comedy and part legal drama and is set in the 1970s.

Several hundred people auditioned six months ago and the movie has been filming since last August. A cast of 40-50 principals will be used and another call for extras will take place before more filming commences.

Mr. Averill, 49, attended Ohio State University and graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif. He owns Mantis and Moon production company of Toledo and manages Cap Averill II and Associates, Inc., a financial planning company in Toledo.

He is shooting the film with his partner, Zachary Gordon. Mr. Gordon directed the company’s first film, Out of the Shadows, in 2004.

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