Last Week the cast and crew working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1/Part 2, spent time filming at the OFS Plant in Norcross, GA, and now are heading back to a well known location from Catching Fire, The Swan House.
Used to portray President Snow’s mansion in the films, The Swan House, will play a vital role in the final films. Crews were hard at work prepping the location for shooting that was due to begin this week.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution got a close up glimpse at some of the work being done and spoke with Jeffery Ellis who was instrumental in their efforts.
“Catching Fire” filmed in areas including the dining room, an outside courtyard and an upstairs room in scenes featuringDonald Sutherland’s character, President Snow, along with lead Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, and others.
This time, workers are prepping a downstairs room to serve as Snow’s quarters. The room, normally stately and sort of subdued, has been rendered positively resplendent by Jeffery Ellis and his team at Atlanta Creative Studios.
“We’ve been busting it,” he said, and by that he means working long and hard hours. Initially, he thought workers could spray-paint the ceiling and do the detail work by hand. But the Swan House and spray paint have nothing in common. All the work must be done by hand, to protect the interior of the home, on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center.
… as Ellis’ team works inside, a crew outside is prepping some of the exterior areas. The outside of the Swan House was featured extensively in “Catching Fire” party scenes, but Ellis wasn’t able to say exactly what will be going on this time. He did salute everyone at the Swan House.
“All the people here are great,” he said.
On Location Vacations (OLV) is reporting that The Swan House is scheduled to be closed from April 6th-20th, but filming in Atlanta is set to finish around the 18th.
Photo Source: Jennifer Brett, [email protected]
Story Source: OLV, Atlanta Journal Constitution