Independent Film “The Road to Galena” Filming on Eastern Shore
Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz announced last week that “The Road to Galena,” an independent film that follows one man’s pursuit of personal fulfillment over traditional success, is filming on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The film, which began shooting earlier this month, is set in Galena and also features some areas of Chestertown and Church Hill. The film is a recipient of the Maryland Small Film Tax Credit Program. “We are excited to welcome the cast and crew of ‘The Road to Galena’ here to Maryland and want to thank them for shooting this film here to showcase the unparalleled beauty of our Eastern Shore,” said Secretary Schulz. “We are particularly pleased that they are utilizing our Small Film Tax Credit, created to nurture and support the growing independent film industry and attract more of these films to our state.”
“While the story of ‘The Road to Galena’ is set in Maryland, the production considered several locations in different states for the shoot. None, however, matched the natural beauty, unique character and diversity of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. “The gracious welcome we’ve received from the towns of Galena, Chestertown, Church Hill, and the surrounding communities, has been extraordinary,” said Joe Hall, the film’s writer and director. “We could not have asked for better partners on this project than Jack Gerbes and Catherine Batavick with the Maryland Film Office.” The film expects to wrap in the middle of May. While on the Eastern Sshore, “The Road to Galena” is casting local residents as extras and utilizing local businesses and restaurants.