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Film Crew Taking Over Residential Block In Jefferson Park This Week

The film, currently titled "As With Knives and Skin," is slated to be released in 2019.

Promotional image for "As With Knives and Skin.”
Image courtesy the Chicago Film Project.
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JEFFERSON PARK — Film crews will be taking over a residential block in Jefferson Park this week to film a “mystical teen noir.”

 Street parking on the east side of the street from 5439 N. Monitor Ave. to 5485 N. Monitor Ave. will be closed off to the public from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 13, according to a notice posted to Ald. John Arena’s Facebook Monday. 

The permit was filed by the Chicago Film Project, the film and television production affiliate of Chicago-based New City Communications. The filming will be focused inside a building at 5460 N. Monitor Ave. and the production is currently titled “As With Knives and Skin.”

The film is described as “a mystical teen noir that follows a young girl’s disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents,” according to the project’s description on Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Written and directed by Jennifer Reeder, the film is slated to be released in 2019 and as of April 4 it was still listed as in pre-production on IMDB.

In an email, Brian Hieggelke, Newcity’s editor and publisher, confirmed the IMDB listing for “As With Knives and Skin” was the same project listed in the filming permit.

In 2015, “As With Knives and Skin” was one of the 46 projects selected from a nationwide pool of over than 3,700 proposals to be funded by Creative Capital, a non-profit organization that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country. Reeder, as one the 2015 awardees, has access to “up to $50,000 in direct funding (disbursed at key points over the life of the project), plus additional resources and advisory services valued at $45,000” for her project, according to Creative Capital’s website.

The previous film released by the Chicago Film Project, also directed by Reeder, was titled “Signature Move.” The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest’s Film Festival on March 11, 2017 and later hosted its red carpet premiere at the Music Box Theatre on Sept. 29, 2017. “Signature Move” is currently available via iTunes, Google Play and Amazon streaming services.