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‘Fathers and Daughters’ filming in Pittsburgh (Filming Locations Open Thread)

by Christine on February 17, 2014 · 132 comments

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As we’ve reported, Russell Crowe‘s next movie, Fathers and Daughters, will start filming in Pittsburgh, PA in mid-March and will be there through June.

Fathers and Daughters is described as being about a woman who struggles with relationship issues as she reflects on her troubled past with her famous novelist father.  Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Quvenzhané Wallis, Octavia Spencer, and Diane Kruger also star.

This week, the Pittsburgh Film Office announced the movie is now accepting crew resumes. Anyone interested can send a resume and contact info to FandDprods@gmail.com.

We’ve also learned Mosser Casting will be handling casting for the project. Here’s their latest post about the film:

We are very excited to announce that we will be doing the local dayplayer and extra’s Casting on “Fathers and Daughters” starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul and Diane Kruger!
If you are a SAG Actor and interested in auditioning for a speaking role, please send your headshot/resume or a picture and your contact info to FathersandDaughtersCasting@gmail.com

You can find out more or watch for additional casting calls on their Facebook page.

We thought it would be a good idea to start an open thread for Fathers and Daughters, like our TFIOS Thread, so fans in the Pittsburgh area can have one place to talk about all of the movie’s filming locations.

Bookmark this page and use it to discuss Fathers and Daughters, its filming locations, or any sightings of the cast you may have while they are shooting in Pittsburgh. If you have any scoop to share regarding Fathers and Daughters, you can also email us at olv@onlocationvacations.com, Tweet us, or add your pics and vids to our forum.

Hopefully we’ll have more details about exactly where they are filming as the shoot gets closer.

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1 Niki February 18, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Following! :)

I’ve made a Twitter List for Fathers & Daughters. I am


2 Christine February 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

thanks Niki! Keep us posted :)


3 Niki February 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

Here is a video that the Director, Gabriele Muccino, made announcing the character names associated with the cast members- https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=730282843658104&id=448058375239231&stream_ref=10”


4 Christine February 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm



5 Rand February 27, 2014 at 11:28 am

There was a call for extras for this movie on Craigslist, and they said it was for a big scene in New York. Anyone know if there is legitimacy for this claim? It seemed like a legit ad at first, but then it was flagged for spam? Just wondering if anyone knows anything.


6 Niki February 27, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Rand- It’s possible. The majority of filming will take place in Pittsburgh. What are the dates listed for filming the NY scenes?


7 Niki February 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm


Mosser Casting is gearing up to start extras casting soon.


8 Christine February 28, 2014 at 1:22 am



9 Rand February 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Well, it definitely wasn’t Mosser Casting. They were very shifty on the phone, and then eventually told me their name was Prestige. And there were no dates listed, it just said “two months.” I ended up not going to the “meeting” they set up with me. Thanks. It sounds like it was a scam.
I still would like to be an extra in this though.


10 lee March 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm



11 NikiMarieR March 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Fathers & Daughters filming on Frew street today until 10 p.m. -near Schenley Park/Carnegie Mellon Univ.


12 Niki March 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

(Nancy) Mosser Casting has been putting out ads for extras on their Facebook page.

This is a good site to check. These advisories are probably for Fathers & Daughters:


13 Christine March 14, 2014 at 1:52 pm

thanks Niki!!


14 todd March 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm

If anyone knows the address of the production office. I would appreciate it.



15 todd March 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm

If anyone know the address of the production office. I would appreciate it.


(sorry for the double post. I entered the wrong email address.)


16 Kaitlin March 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Hi! I found this because of TFIOS. You guys were an immense help in getting John Greens autograph!

Now I’ll repay the favor :) Haddad’s trucks are unloading over on the Northside near Family Dollar (Brighton road) outside of Riggs Restaurant. Doors were open to Riggs; I assume maybe it’s an indoor restaurant scene? Or bar? Not sure. No star trailers; but the trucks were most certainly starting to unload as of 4:25pm Tuesday March 18th.


17 Kaitlin Bledsoe March 19, 2014 at 7:48 am

Hi again!

Looks like they’re at the intersection of Liberty and 6th street downtown across from Heinz Hall. Can’t see what building they’re filming in just yet. They were unpacking the trucks when i got into work at 6am. No star trailers again, and only one big truck that I can see. maybe filming in the butcher and the rye on 6th? They have parking blocked off on Liberty in front of the ABC liquor store at 5th and Liberty, and down the street in front of the bus stop at liberty and 6th too.

I’m gonna go set stalk tonight to see if I can possibly get autographs from Amanda Seyfried. That’d be cool!


18 Christine March 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm

thanks so much Kaitlin!


19 Kaitlin March 19, 2014 at 8:22 am

Also, It appears (from his twitter) that Justin Long is in Pittsburgh as well. He and Amanda Seyfried are dating, so he came with her to Pittsburgh. A recent tweet as of March 15th confirms it.


20 C March 19, 2014 at 10:10 am



21 Nick March 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

They are only filming at butcher in the rye till 4pm today I was down there this morning and got Aaron Paul but Amanda didn’t even stop there was only two of us oh well I guess I’ll try the night location shoot


22 Brandon March 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Where are they shooting tonight?


23 Kaitlin March 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Catering is at 7th and penn across from grille on 7th.

Yup they’ve closed up butcher and the rye. The tarps are down and they’re packing up the trucks. Where is the night location?


24 Ashley March 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Will they be downtown tomorrow?


25 Nick March 19, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Aaron Paul is done shooting for the day today the only star who will be shooting tonight is Amanda seyfried. Because Russell Crowe is still in Brazil


26 Shawn March 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Does anyone know if Aaron Paul will be there tomorrow or Friday afternoon?


27 Niki March 19, 2014 at 6:41 pm


Keep checking the Pittsburgh Film office traffic page for location info.

Tomorrow they will do traffic control for Penn and 10th 5 am-10 pm.

Fun fact- Justin Long was in Pittsburgh a few years ago to film Kevin Smith’s movie “Zach and Miri make a porno”.

Monroeville Zombies!!


28 Nick March 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Amanda seyfried is filming at Riggs bar and restaurant tonight. And I heard Aaron Paul will be filming at the Alcoa building downtown tomorrow


29 Christine March 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

thank you guys so much for all the info, didn’t see this posted yet, in Point Breeze next Thurs:


30 Beth March 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Thank you so much for doing this!! My daughter works downtown and loves seeing the stars when they are in town!!


31 Nick March 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Looks like filming is getting ready to start on Penn Ave between 9th and 10th. Production trucks are on liberty as well.


32 Christine March 21, 2014 at 12:24 am

thanks Nick! If anyone has more photos to share email them to me at olv@onlocationvacations.com and I can post (would love to see pics of Aaron :))


33 Nick March 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Can confirm now. Street is closed between 9th and 10th. They just started shooting along the street. Sidewalk is still open if anyone wanted to come down and check it out.


34 Niki March 21, 2014 at 6:51 am


Tribune article.

I RT’d some pics from other people on my Twitter: @NikiMarieR


35 Shaw March 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

You all probably know, but 6th Avenue will be closed on Saturday between 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for filming.


36 Niki March 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Downtown now watching the shoot. Stuff going on at Wood st station.


37 Kaitlin March 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Hi Niki!

Are you still watching the shoot? I’m here too. So cool that it’s a car scene!


38 Bob March 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

There was a film crew doing some filming Friday night on the porch of a house on Kenmont Avenue in Mt. Lebanon. No idea if it was related to this film or something else entirely.


39 Niki March 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Still hanging around. Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried are shooting at Wood st today.


40 Jay March 23, 2014 at 12:25 am

Anyone know what days they are filming since they are filming Saturday? Im assuming sunday and Monday are non shooting days?


41 Niki March 23, 2014 at 4:56 pm
42 Nick March 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Does anybody know what days they are shooting this week and where


43 Niki March 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I think that Jay is right about them not filming on Sunday and Monday. Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried sent out tweets last night at 12:41 that they were at Jacks in the south side. They took pictures with fans. Justin Long was there too.


44 Christine March 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm

that makes sense because they have to give the crew 2 days off for the union so prob on a Tues- Sat sched


45 Waverly March 25, 2014 at 1:21 am

Haddad trucks were parked at Schenley Park Golf Course lot (3/24) and also one day last week.

On 3/24, something was being filmed at The Mansions on 5th (in the smaller house, not the main building).


46 Anonymous March 25, 2014 at 5:42 am

The mansions on 5th is an Xbox commercial that Aaron Paul is filming while in Pittsburgh. Killing two birds with one stone.


47 GLAking March 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Fliming in PtBreeze on Thursday.

If anyone knows time or street. let me know


48 Nick March 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Anybody got any leads or details where the point breeze set is???


49 GLAking March 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Are you going for autographs or pictures with ?


50 Nick March 25, 2014 at 10:28 pm



51 GLAking March 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Hot off the press.


Intermittent traffic control on Fifth Avenue (between Tennyson Avenue and Bigelow Blvd) during the hours of 1:00 PM to4:00 PM.

Intermittent traffic control on Schenley Drive (between Frew Street and Schenley Drive) during the hours of 4:00PM to7:00 PM.


52 Nick March 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Both why you got any good places to get them


53 Z March 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Im looking for the same!! Please help!


54 Z March 25, 2014 at 11:53 pm

(autographs & pictures) can’t seem to find where they’re at.


55 S March 26, 2014 at 1:14 am



56 Nick March 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Anybody know where loft scene in point breeze is shooting


57 A March 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm



58 Christine March 28, 2014 at 12:26 am

just wanted to an update, not sure if the info made its way on this thread: Today they were filming at Alumni hall of Pitt campus.


59 A March 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Does anyone know where they’ll be filming the next couple days !?


60 K March 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm

They are setting up to film in the office building above Pamelas in the Strip District. No idea when they’ll start filming there and for how long, just sharing what I know.


61 Christine March 28, 2014 at 12:23 am



62 Maggie March 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm



63 Maggie March 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Does anybody know where they will be today?


64 Niki March 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm


According to WTAE, Russell Crowe is due to arrive in Pittsburgh sometime next week.

I think that Aaron Paul’s last tweet sounded like a goodbye to Pittsburgh. Maybe they’ll be filming the 1980’s portion of the movie with Octavia Spencer, Q.Wallis and Diane Krueger.


65 Nick March 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

No Aaron Paul isn’t leaving yet he was thanking the fans that were there yesterday he has a few more weeks of shooting


66 Mike March 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

Filming in the Mexican War streets tonight. Met Aaron and Amanda, they are so fan friendly!


67 S March 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

Do you know around what time !?


68 Niki March 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

Mosser casting just posted a request for EXTRAS needed today on their Facebook page. Need people ages 18-70 years old. I put the info on Twitter too. (@NikiMarier)
Subject line in the email should say PARK. I guess this could be Schenley park near CMU, where they’ve already filmed some scenes.


69 Kayla March 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Hi Niki, do you know where the park scene is filming?


70 Ashley March 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I’m wondering, too. I know that a friend of mine saw filming trucks near the golf course the other day, so perhaps they’re there again?


71 Kayla March 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Do you know which golf course?


72 Ashley March 30, 2014 at 3:07 pm

I want to say the Bob O’Connor Golf Course. I’m not sure, but I’m probably going to go check it out myself.


73 Kayla March 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Cool, I think I’ll go check it out too! thanks


74 M March 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Have either of you checked it out yet? I’m really eager to find them today!


75 Ashley March 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I looked all around Schenley, but no luck. :\ I’m thinking I might wait to try again until pghfilm.org puts up another traffic advisory.


76 K March 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

I had no luck in Schenley either. Might try the Allegheny Commons next to the Mexican War Streets since they’ve been filming over that way. Not positive they’re there though.


77 K March 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

They’re in the Mexican War Streets!


78 Nick March 31, 2014 at 2:33 am

They are off of Mexican war streets on Monterey st they will be there till sunrise. Tonight is Aaron Paul’s last night on set then he’s done and leaving. Amanda and Aaron are filming scenes there Crowe still ain’t in town


79 Niki April 2, 2014 at 11:46 am

Q. Wallis started filming her scenes today in Pittsburgh-she said from her Twitter acct.


80 Kaitlin April 2, 2014 at 11:58 am

That’s awesome! But what’s with them all misspelling Pittsburgh? :( leaving off the h at the end. Aaron Paul AND Q. Wallis.


81 Niki April 3, 2014 at 6:54 am

Q. Wallis apologized on Twitter for leaving off the “H”. I guess a few people mentioned that to her. Us yinzers are very protective of our “H” n’at.


82 Shaw April 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Well, for several years at one point, Pittsburgh officially did not have the “h,” so it’s not entirely incorrect. Any word on shooting locations coming up?


83 Niki April 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Russell Crowe is definitely in Pittsburgh now. He hung out with some friends in downtown Pittsburgh yesterday for his birthday. The director, Muccino, announced on Twitter that Crowe will start filming tomorrow. Mosser casting has put out a few requests for extras:
1) male pianist for Thursday
2) male extras with Tuxedos
3) children ages 6-12 needed for later this month.
Check the Facebook page for Mosser casting for more details. I’ve also been reposting their requests on my Twitter (@NikiMarieR)


84 Niki April 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm

They are filming at the Mansion on 5th (5th ave Shadyside) today. I would assume tomorrow also, unless we hear differently…


85 Niki April 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm
86 Niki April 10, 2014 at 6:44 am

Filming in Fox Chapel area today. They definitely will not be at the Mansion on 5th today. -according to Richard Middleton, producer. Via Pittsburgh post-gazette article. Having trouble posting link.


87 GLAking April 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

Where in Fox Chapel ? Are yellow signs up ?


88 Niki April 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Heard it’s a private residence in Fox Chapel. Hard to get to.


89 Niki April 10, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Base camp set up at Shadyside academy.
423 Fox Chapel Road.


90 GLAking April 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Niki, your info about the Fox Chapel location is correct. I was there in the afternoon and saw nobody. I needed to give it more time. Will they be there the next couple days ?
Do you know where Russell Crowe is staying or what vechial he travels in?

Also where is the rave scene going to be shot ?


91 Niki April 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm

They should be in Fox Chapel again tomorrow. Diane Krueger (Troy, Inglorious Basterds) is filming scenes with Crowe there.


92 Niki April 11, 2014 at 9:27 am

Filming at Wood st Saturday according to Pittsburgh port authority.


93 Niki April 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The Saturday shoot downtown is starting to feel like “men in black”. First there was an announcement that Wood st would be closed Sat AM for the MS walk, then Sat afternoon for Fathers & Daughters. That announcement was quickly removed and was replaced with another one that does not specifically refer to Fathers and Daughters. Here’s a quote:

“…Work and the closure will continue overnight and through most of Saturday, April 12, 2014, until approximately 9:00 PM, but another detour must be used due to multiple activities and street closures occurring elsewhere in the city that day, further affecting detours for the routes listed.”

So “multiple activities & street closures” = Russell Crowe. LOL

Here it is:

Nice try Port Authority…


94 Niki April 11, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Updated info from Port authority:

“…*Feature film work at Dollar Bank by Voltage Pictures’ “Fathers & Daughters” with Russell Crowe, closing Fourth Avenue from Wood to Smithfield Streets, from 7:00 AM to around 3:00 PM; *…”



95 Christine April 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

haha thanks Niki!


96 Niki April 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm
97 GlaKing April 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Do you know where they will be filming this week, Monday April 21-25 ?

Also when is Jane Fonda starting to film ?

Thanks for the info and Happy Easter !!


98 Shaw April 12, 2014 at 11:32 am

This is fromo the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership web page.

Saturday 4/12

– Shooting at Dollar Bank on 4th Ave

– Equipment parked on curb lanes on 4th and 3rd ave near bank.

– Closing 4th Ave between Smithfield and wood on this day

– Shooting at Hanlon’s Cafe on Liberty Avenue

– Equipment parked on Liberty between 10th and 9th

– Equipment parked on 10th between Penn and Liberty

Sunday 4/13

– Shooting at William Penn Hotel

– Equipment parked in curb lanes on smithfield street and Oliver

– No street closures

Thursday 4/17

– Shooting at PPG Tower

– Equipment on curb lanes on 4th and 3rd around the building

– No street closures

– Filming on 6th Ave between Smithfield and Wood

– Full closure of 6th Ave between Liberty and Smithfield Street starting at 4pm and continuing through 10pm that evening.

– Will maintain pedestrian access


99 GLAking April 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

Filming in Millville……
Thats all iam going to say, figure it out on your own.
Please do not bother Russell Crowe when filming. Be respectful and let him work.


100 Ha330 April 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm

GLAking r they shooting in the morning? Get me your email or twitter page so I can message u


101 GLAking April 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm

ru cute ?
I will only give you my email if you are cute


102 Ha330 April 17, 2014 at 12:58 am

Im real cute hahaha let me know your email we need to talk


103 Shaw April 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

Trucks and trailers are arranged all around PPG Place. My guess is it’s probably something indoors, though.


104 AndyD April 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Which stars are filming down there currently?

Considering heading down to watch depending on who is filming this week. (I live ~2 hours away in Ohio)


105 KillerB25 April 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Russell Crowe was not at the filming in Millvale.


106 GLAking April 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Russell Crowe was there for 2 days filming. I saw him. Please stop reporting false info if you don’t know what your talking about.

Here is my email:


107 Ha330 April 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I know tomorrow is a religious holiday…. are they not shooting tomorrow?


108 Ha330 April 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Really? No info??? What about tomorrow (tuesday)


109 nike44 April 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

They seem to be off Sundays and mondays.


110 Christine April 22, 2014 at 1:17 am

.@olv @FSBigBob “@PGHtransit Film work to occur tomorrow, 4/22 from 7a-7p, on Herman Street in Wilmerding… http://ow.ly/vZao7


111 Ha330 April 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

In wilmerding now… no closings…. no production trucks no base camp no nothing


112 Jess April 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Saw production trucks, yellow signs, and trailers at the corner of penn and Trenton in wilkinsburg tonight on my drive home. FYI to all


113 Tasha April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

they are filming in wilmerding by the old westinghouse/wilmerding school seen them this morning


114 Shireen April 27, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Where are the filming week of April 28th?


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