Where was The Whale filmed? See all Filming Locations & Production Details

The Whale is 2022 psychological drama movie directed by Darren Aronofsky and is based on the play on the same name written by Samuel D Hunter.

With Brendan Fraser in the lead role of Charlie, the story of the film is about a 600 lbs man who is trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

We are going to see the filming locations of movie. We will also provide you with some important production details, and tell you the story behind those locations.

You will know, why the filmmakers chose to shoot at the same place.

Filming Locations of The Whale

Most otf the Whale movie shooting was done in Newburgh, Orange County, New York inside the United States. IMDb reported that the filming began on 8 March 2021 and wrapped on 7 April 2021 within the U.S. state of New York.

Newburgh, Orange Country, NY

The filmmakers chose to shoot primarily in Newburgh city due to its unique architectural features and diverse landscapes, as well as its practical advantages for the production crew.

The Whale movie filming locations

Newburgh has a rich history with many buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The city’s historic district, in particular, provided an ideal backdrop for the movie’s period setting and the film-friendly community also helped the crew in filming.

According to local reports, the production crew spent several weeks in Newburgh, filming various scenes throughout the city. Some of the most notable filming locations included Liberty Street, Ann Street, and the Newburgh waterfront.

The cinematographers were happy filming there and so were the local residents and businesses, they made an easy commute for cast and crew members who live in New York City that was just a few hours away from the Newburgh city.

Other locations

The production crew also shot some scenes in neighboring cities, such as Beacon and Poughkeepsie but the majority of the filming took place in Newburgh and the city’s historic district provided an ideal backdrop for the movie’s period setting.

Production Details

The movie is produced by Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, and Ari Handel under Aronofsky’s production company Protozoa Pictures, A24 and Escape Artists.

Production details of The Whale movie featuring Brendan Fraser as Charlie

The film is based on Samuel D. Hunter’s play of the same name, which tells the story of a 600-pound recluse who is trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Brendan Fraser stars as the protagonist, Charlie, while other notable cast members include Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins, and Sadie Sink.

When does the Whale come out?

The movie was released at the 79th Venice Film Festival that held on Sep 4, 2022. Then, it had a limited theatrical release in the United States on 9 Dec before a wide release by A24 on 21 December 2022.

The Brendan Fraser movie Whale is streaming in the US cinemas since its theatrical premiere on 21 Dec 2022 and is also available to purchase via on demand platforms.

Is The Whale movie worth watching?

The Whale movie promises to be a visually stunning and emotionally compelling drama where fan favorite actor Brendan Fraser is delivering a standout performance.

The movie also marks Fraser’s return to the big screen after a hiatus from acting, and early reviews suggest that his performance is one of the highlights of the film. So, this is definitely a movie to watch.

If you have watched Oscars 2023 then you might know about another Oscar winner film Everything Everywhere All At Once where Michelle Yeoh is starring in the main role. The movie also worth checking out.

Even though, the film is not based on a true story, you can relate with the characters.

Lakshya Kaushik

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