William Fichtner isn't the only Western New York-born talent signed on to the feature film "Cold Brook," shooting in and around Buffalo this month.
Alan Pietruszewski was born and raised in WNY, and knows what it takes to make it big. A graduate of Lancaster High and Canisius College, Pietruszewski's diverse acting career has introduced him to different cities, talents and sets, but no matter where the gig takes him, home is home.
Pietruszewski is back in town to shoot a few scenes on Fichtner's new film, "Cold Brook." The film is Fichtner's feature directorial debut. Pietruszewski says driving down the street, it's amazing to see how far Buffalo's come. As an actor and producer he has the option to do what he loves in a city that he loves, while sharing a bit of Buffalo with the rest of the world.
"There are like seven or eight major film locations in the country, you know New York and LA obviously, Vancouver's Canada but one that we count, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta," Pietruszewski said. "I think Buffalo's working it's way into the top ten there. Again, short of a couple sound stages we have the capable and we have the infrastructure and we have most importantly the personnel."
Pietruszewski says, working on Cold Brook with a star-studded team has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and that these connections and working back here at home has set a great foundation. In fact he says, with the industry doing so well here in Buffalo he's already working on logistics to shoot his second movie here in Buffalo.