In case you haven't heard of Taylor Swift, she is a billionaire superstar that has been dominating the music charts since 2004. Not only was Swift's landmark Eras Tour the No. 1 tour both worldwide and in North America, but she also brought in a whopping $1.04 billion with 4.35 million tickets sold across 60 tour dates, the concert trade publication found. Her Eras Tour movie has grossed more than $250 million globally, including $178.2 million domestically and $71.8 million internationally after seven weeks of release.

Before the Eras Tour movie, Taylor Swift released another popular film with heavy ties to the Hudson Valley.

 Hudson Valley Film Remembers Taylor Swift's folklore Film

In case you didn't know, Taylor Swift's folklore has some major ties to the Hudson Valley. folklore was famously made during the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced Swift to send recordings back and forth between producers and collaborators. The meeting and recording of this folklore film, which took place in September of 2020,  is the first time all of the writers have come together since its creation according to RollingStone.

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Hudson Valley Filmmaker, Ethan Palmer

Not only was folklore shot in the Hudson Valley studio, Long Pond Studio, but the film's cinematographer was Hudson Valley filmmaker Ethan Palmer. Besides his work on folklore, Palmer has created a sizable body of work. Some of his projects include:

  • MGMT's "Alien Days" Music Video (2013)
  • Goat (2016) starring Ben Schnezter, Nick Jonas, and James Franco. According to IMDb, the plot summary is "Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there in the name of "brotherhood" tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways."
  • Adopting Audrey (2021) starring Jena Malone. According to IMDB, the plot summary is, "An adult woman puts herself up for adoption and forms a bond with the misanthropic patriarch of her adoptive family. Based on a true story."
  • Ted K (2021) starring Sharlto Copley. The film is an exploration of Ted Kaczynski's life in Lincoln, Montana in the years leading up to his arrest as The Unabomber."


25 Films And TV Shows Filmed In The Hudson Valley Since 2020

Here is a list that's been complied of the 25 films and tv shows that have been filmed in the Hudson Valley since 2020.

Gallery Credit: Kiera Flanagan

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