The musical dramas have a separate fanbase in American film industry and Spinning Gold is another worthy addition to the ongoing legacy of musicals that talks about the story of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart in a nutshell.
One of the special part about this movie is that, it has a unique charm that allows viewers to escape from the reality for sometime and immerse them in a world of music and dance.
Along with the dazzling dance numbers and well choreographed songs, the movie appears to be a real gold as the title suggests.
The movie features a lot of beautiful scenes and picturesque locations leaving the viewers wondered where was it filmed? Do you want to know about the exact places? Let’s check that out.
Spinning Gold Filming Locations
Spinning Gold was filmed in and around various locations of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Filming of the movie began in Aprill 2021 and wrapped around July 2021.
New Jersey, United States
IMDb has mentioned that the soundstage of Kearny, New Jersey was used to film several interior scenes that weren’t feasible to build on location.
Paterson city provided an excellent backdrop for the film’s 70s setting, the Passaic County Courthouse and the Paterson City Hall can be seen clearly in the movie.
The soundstage allows filmmakers to have a creative freedom and more controlling environment over the production (like the lightning and sound) that is very important for the creation of a musical movie that requires elaborate set and choreography.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Most of the movie was filmed in Montreal, the city that has a long history of producing talented musicians, including Celine Dion and Leonard Cohen, and is well known for its diverse range of music styles such as jazz, rock, and electronic music.
Montreal’s Old Port has served as an important filming location as it provides cobblestone streets and old buildings that perfectly matches with the film’s disco era setting.
The concert scenes were done at the city’s Olympic Stadium, the stadium was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics. From action Wolverine movies to western dramas, Montreal has always been a popular location among filmmakers.
New York, USA
Not only New Jersey but New York City was also used for the shooting purposes and one of the well known location is NYC’s iconic Apollo Theater located in Harlem.
The place has a rich history of showcasing legendary performers as D’Angelo, Buddy Holly, James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr, and Gladys Knight.
Some scenes were shot in different areas of the city, including the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens like in the Whale movie of Brendan Fraser.
Spinning Gold Cast
- Caylee Cowan as Farrah Lee
- Peyton List as Nancy Weiss
- Dan Fogler as Buck Reingold
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Joyce Biawitz
- Jason Isaacs as Al Bogatz
- Michelle Monaghan as Beth Weiss
- Casey Likes as Gene Simmons
- Sebastian Maniscalco as Giorgio Moroder
- Michael Ian Black as Bill Aucoin
- Jeremy Jordan as Neil Bogart
- Tayla Parx as Donna Summer
- Jay Pharoah as Cecil Holmes
- George Nickolas K. as Steven Tyler
- Vincent Pastore as Big Joey
- Nick Sandow as Mo Ostin
- Chris Redd as Frankie Crocker
- Jason Derulo as Ronald Isley
- Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton
- James Wolk as Larry Harris
- Sam Nelson Harris as Paul Stanley
- David Reale as Darren
- Ledisi as Gladys Knight
- Alex Gaskarth as Peter Criss
- Doron Bell as Rudolph Isley
Where to watch Spinning Gold?
Spinning Gold, the musical movie directed by Neil Bogart’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart is streaming inside cinemas after its theatrical premiere on 31 March 2023 inside the United States.