Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 11:56 PM EDT - CBS6 Albany
The shooting of a small-budget, independent film in Amsterdam is exoected to generate about $300,000 in economic activity, according to the film's producer.
The movie is called Kill For Me, and stars Bailey Chase in the lead role of a man who spends twenty years in prison then gets out to try to save his son, who had been threatened while his father was locked up. Written by Raymond Kwok, the filming takes advantage of some of Amsterdam's old factories and less-than-beautiful parts of the city. Kwok is also a producer on the project and said he wanted to make the film in New York, partly to take advantage of the state's tax credits offered to filmmakers.
The filming is about half finished. Producer Benjamin Brant Bickham, whose brother lives in Niskayuna, said it's not clear yet how nor when the movie might open, suggesting it might first be seen on the festival circuit. He said it's being made with a budget of about $500,000 and a crew of around forty.