- Story Highlights
- We visit the set of Boy Band at Refraze Studio in Kettering
- It is the first full-length feature film by Dayton natives Joel and Stephen Levinson
- A comedy show featuring actors from the movie is tonight at Wiley's
Dayton, you are going to look good on the big screen.
Dayton natives Stephen Levinson and his younger brother Joel Moss Levinson are filming "Boy Band: The (Heart)throb Story” in Dayton, Kettering and Yellow Springs.
We dropped by the set at Refraze Recording Studio in Kettering for a behind the scene look at the movie as it is being made.
Co-written by the brothers, the film -- which is the brothers' first full-length feature -- will cost about $125,000 to make during a two-week period that began Oct. 15.
Nearly $20,000 was raised by a Kickstarter campaign.
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Scenes for the film have been shot at Dayton Art Institute, the Dayton Masonic Temple and numerous other places. About 25 people are serving as actors and crew members in the movie.
Several area residents have signed on to play extras and local students have volunteered to help on the project as production assistants.
The Levinsons said they are proud to show off their hometown.
"The people of Dayton have been super friendly," Stephen, a writer from NBC's "Tonight Show."
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The Levinson Brothers, sons of Dayton Daily News reporter Meredith Moss and retired attorney James Levinson, have been making art for decades.
They have made several online commercials and videos together and independently. The brothers and partner Rob Kutner released the comedy album “2776” in 2014.