C. Alexander Payne '79 Brings Movie Production to Prep
Creighton Prep welcomed Academy Award-winning alumnus and director C. Alexander Payne ’79 as well as the cast and crew of “Downsizing” for filming on Wednesday, April 13.
The story of “Downsizing” revolves around a man who decides to go through a process developed to shrink human beings so that the stress placed on Earth through overpopulation and climate change is eased. The movie stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig among others, and both actors were at Prep for filming that lasted until approximately 8:15 p.m.
Preparations for the afternoon and evening production began with a campus closure at 3:15 p.m. and the arrival of many trucks and trailers carrying set props like automobiles as well as camera equipment, food and restrooms.
The cast and crew rehearsed prior to dinner in the Commons then commenced filming. After filming was completed, Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ met briefly with Alexander as well as Mr. Damon and Ms. Wiig.
Creighton Prep would like to thank the faculty, staff, students and parents for adjusting their April 13 schedules so that the “Downsizing” cast and crew could film at the school as needed.
The movie is slated for release by Paramount Pictures in late 2017.