Thursday, June 13, 2024

‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ to film in Wilmington locations

The feature film based on a novel will start filming this month in various Wilmington locations, some requiring street closures

A feature film, "Words on Bathroom Walls," will start filming this month in various Wilmington locations. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Steve Peterson)
A feature film, ‘Words on Bathroom Walls,’ will start filming this month in various Wilmington locations. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Steve Peterson)

WILMINGTON—Filming permits have been rolling into Wilmington for a major feature project, set to film this month.

“Words on Bathroom Walls” was awarded North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants last month.

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To be eligible for the grant, feature-length length films must have minimum qualifying expenses of $5 million and have 75 percent of production funding secured. When awarded, projects are granted up to 25 percent of their qualifying expenses in North Carolina.

Based on a novel of the same name, “Words on Bathroom Walls” is about a high school-age student with paranoid schizophrenia. It promises to bring more than 650 job opportunities to the state with 120 “well-paying” crew positions, according to a release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Produced by LD Entertainment, the project will start filming next Monday at a private residence on Castle Street.

A scene is scheduled to be filmed at Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria on May 14 and at the College Diner on South College Road the next day.

On May 16, the project will film downtown on the Wilmington Riverwalk between Water, Orange and Nun streets. This scene will involve a “small physical altercation,” according to the filming permit, so pedestrians need not be alarmed. 

Other filming locations include private residences on Country Club Road and Shirley Road.

All scenes will include 100 crew members. With the exception of the scene planned at College Diner, all filming days will result in temporary street closures.

Upon completion, the project is eligible for a $2,349,415 rebate through the state’s film and entertainment grant.

Johanna Ferebee can be reached at or @j__ferebee on Twitter

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