Daisy Ridley Ruminates About The Oregon Coast And Filming “Sometimes I Think About Dying”

Daisy Ridley (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Dustin Lane)

Daisy Ridley, (Star Wars prequel trilogy) recently shared her thoughts on the movie Sometimes I Think About Dying” and her experiences filming in Oregon. Ridley portrays Frances, a young woman dealing with anxiety and despair, in this thought-provoking movie that recently premiered in competition at Sundance. During the filming, Ridley spent time in Astoria and on the Oregon Coast, and she had nothing but good things to say about these locations. She apparently was moved by the Pacific Ocean’s beauty and the rough shoreline, and loved the slow pace of life. Read more in Oregon Live, Collider, and the Hollywood Reporter.

Of the small crew (about 20-25 people) around half were from Oregon. It filmed mostly in Astoria, as well as Seaside, Gearhart, and St Helens. Oregon Co-Producers, Steve Weisman and Kyle Eaton said, “The film was originally written for Maine, but they came here to look at the coast and fell in love with it and altered the story just a little to fit with the Northwest “. Weisman noted, “It was a fantastic shoot — the community of Astoria particularly was a welcoming joy to work with — municipalities, fire dept, police dept, chamber of commerce — and the people of the city were so great.
Many exceptional Oregon talent was also part of this film, including; Ayanna Berkshire, Jeb Berrier, Sean Tarjyoto, Vin Shambry, Rich Hinz, and June Eisler.

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