TV Series 'The Dream Motel,' scheduled to shoot in Southern Illinois
Rossetti Productions and Questar Entertainment have announced plans to produce the second season of their series, “The Dream Motel,” in, and around the Southern Illinois area, beginning in April of 2020.
In a press release from Rossetti Productions, “The Dream Motel” is described as “a series about a motel where the guests have a chance to change their past, their present or their future by ‘getting a do over’ on something in their lives.”
The show’s creator further characterizes the show as “a cross between ‘Touched By An Angel,’ ‘Quantum Leap’ and ‘The Twilight Zone.’”
Season one of the series began airing on Amazon and PureFlix in 2019. After a successful first season, a second season scheduled.
Following an exhaustive search, Southern Illinois was selected as the location for the season two of the series.
Writer, producer and director for the show, Chip Rossetti, has a history in the Southern Illinois area, having lived for five years in Marion and working at TCT Christian Television, WSIL and 3 Angels Broadcasting.
“I thought that Southern Illinois would be a great place to continue this series,” said Rossetti. “There are a lot of great locations in the area, and a wealth of talent to help on the series.”
Since 2011, Rossetti Productions has produced over 25 feature films and TV shows, all in the Christian, faith-based and family-friendly genres.
“We’re delighted to welcome Chip back to the region for what we hope will be the first of many projects to come,” said Jon Musgrave, one of the founders of the Southern Illinois Film Commission which has been promoting the state’s 30% film production tax credit as a lure to recruit filmmakers to the region. “The fact that it’s a limited series rather than a feature film highlights some of the flexibility our tax credits offer low productions,” he added.
Rossetti Productions will be hosting a meet and greet on Friday, Feb. 7th at Tower Square Pizza at 1207 Tower Square Plaza in Marion. The event is expected to begin around 7 p.m.
“Any actors or crew from the area should stop by and introduce themselves. Bring a business card, a headshot, resume, whatever you have,” said Rossetti. “We are going to be looking to cast and crew up from within the state, as much as we can, so we want to meet as many folks as we can.”
More information can be found at www.thedreammotel.com.