Glen hosts filming for potential reality show
WATKINS GLEN—Seneca Grand Prix and Watkins Glen International were two local filming locations Friday, July 30, for a potential reality television show.
Filming was done by SenArt Films, based in New York City, and producer Robert May. May said he could not disclose any information about the project, due to the nature of the business.
Seneca Grand Prix owner Bill Goodwin said he was approached by May, but did not believe it was even legitimate at first. However, after researching the producer, Goodwin agreed. He explained that the film crew was already planning on being at The Glen, and was looking for a location to do this competition.
As part of the potential show, three contestants arrived at Seneca Grand Prix, coming from the track. There, the three were given the impression they would be racing around the track in go-carts. However, they were actually going to be racing on Cruisin’ Coolers. Cruisin’ Coolers are travel coolers on wheels that are powered by an electric motor.
The host explained to the contestants that the loser of the race would “be going home.” After the three participants raced, the crew refilmed certain aspects of the competition, including the ending. After completing the race, the contestants had to find keys to a Porsche hidden inside the motorized coolers.
SenArt Films/May is behind several movies, including “Bonneville,” “The War Tapes,” “The Station Agent,” and “The Fog of War.”
“I look forward to shooting in the area,” May did say about the project. “And I’m likely to do that.”