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Hollywood Crew Filming Movie in Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND, Wash. - There's no business like show business, especially when it's close to home.

Hollywood film maker Dale Peterson and his talented crew have traveled more than 1,100 miles to the Tri-Cities to make a little movie magic.

The Hollywood crew says the Tri-Cities is the perfect area to shoot "Hello, My Name is Frank."

"I thought it was just amazing the way the light hits the mountains here and the vineyards. Just the way it could travel. It was an explosion to see," Peterson said.

The crew has been out and about shooting at various businesses and homes throughout the Tri-Cities over the last couple days.

The film stars Garrett M. Brown, famously known for his roles in Kick-Ass and Uncle Buck.

Brown plays a man living with Tourette Syndrome who's faced with the harsh realities of the world when his caregiver dies.

"The way Dale and I have talked about it with friends and family and especially when we were getting people interested in it. It was that it's kind of a Rain Man meets Little Miss Sunshine meets the Wizard of Oz," Brown said.

There's also local talent that gets to take part in the action.

Chandra Henderson from Kennewick said this is her first film playing the role of an extra.

"It was a little chaotic at first, but it's totally amazing to see the inside of the filming industry. It's totally different compared to what you would see on a big screen," Henderson said.

The movie also stars Oscar nominated actress Tess Harper and Disney star Hayley Kiyoko.

The director says he hopes to have the movie finished up this winter and ready to hit big screens around the world next year.