Here is a brush with fame for Magnolia, though you have to look really close to catch it. Last summer there were lots of trucks and and movie equipment in our area for the filming of the movie “World’s Greatest Dad” starring Robin Wiiliams.
Scott Cummins, Magnolia resident and Founder of the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, found a clip from the movie with the scene that was shot in Magnolia. We would not call it obvious as the scene is shot in a car as it drives through a neighborhood. However, we watched it a number of times and think we recognize the houses from a Magnolia street.
Take a look here and see what you think. We should warn you that the clip contains swearing by the characters.
You can see the entire movie June 6 and 7 at the Seattle International Film Festival. It is playing at the Egyptian. “World’s Greatest Dad” is a dark comedy starring Williams who plays a divorced, sad-sack high school poetry teacher and failed novelist who dreams of one day being a famous writer. To make matters worse, he must suffer the indignities of living with his thoroughly vile, porn-obsessed teenage son, Kyle.
The movie was shot in a number of Seattle neighborhoods. Here is a picture of Williams during the filming in Ballard.