Film X shot in Whanganui set for release in March

by NZ Herald — 14 Jan 2022

An American horror film made in and around Whanganui in 2021 will be released in March this year.

The film, called X, is based around the making of an adult film at a secluded Texas farmhouse.

Created by A24 Films, filming took place at a property near Fordell, Whanganui’s Cobham Bridge and the Ohakea War Memorial Hall near Bulls.

The project has a raft of high-profile stars, including 18-year-old Disney Channel star Jenna Ortega, Scott Mescudi, a rapper best known by his stage name Kid Cudi and Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow.

On set in 2021, X producer Jacob Jaffke said that after spending six months in Whanganui, the city had a special place in his heart.

“It’s been a dream. We found this amazing farm, and everything hinged on finding that location. It wasn’t easy, but we found what we wanted here in New Zealand and in Whanganui,” Jaffke said.

“We looked at the US, we looked at Western Australia and we looked at New Zealand. When the New Zealand plans came together, we thought this was by far the best option. The locations here sealed the deal.”

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