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Crews filming movie in Downtown Lafayette

Rêve Coffee Roasters featured filming location
Posted at 9:30 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 22:30:55-05

Residents working and living in Downtown Lafayette may have seen lights and cameras in the area, and they'll be around for a few more days.

A representative with Southern Screen, a local non-profit that supports arts and entertainment ventures in Acadiana, confirmed with KATC via email that crews are in the Hub City filming a new movie.

While the representative couldn't give us much information, they did say that the movie is a drama with a working title and crews will be filming in multiple locations around Lafayette until February 22. One of those locations is Rêve Coffee Roasters on Jefferson Street. Crews are hoping the movie will be ready for release in six months to a year.

The representative told us Louisiana is a great place for movie productions, and Lafayette "offers a lot of unique locations."

Louisiana "offers tax incentives and has a substantial crew base." The representative added that Rêve is a "picturesque" coffee shop that could be in any city.

Film production creates jobs, revenue, and boosts tourism.

While the movie apparently has not picked up yet, it isn't the first to be filmed in Acadiana. Last year, Lifetime filmed a Christmas movie in New Iberia.