Television crew films in Indianapolis
October 31, 2013 by James
Celebrity watchers and fans of the NBC television show ‘Parks and Recreation’ had a treat, as the show came to Indianapolis to do some filming recently.
The film crew used Lucas Oil Stadium for location work, with actors Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Retta, Jim O’Heir, and Adam Scott in attendance.
O’Heir, who plays Jerry on the show, was interviewed by radio WTHR, and told listeners they had great fun with the shoot. This is the second time the show has used Lucas Oil Stadium as a location; the first was last year, for a “bachelor party” episode.
O’Heir believes the stadium personnel had such a good time that they were the ones who approached the show about filming there again. He said:
“I think they kind of asked us this year if we can work it out, and it happened.”
The cast members also enjoyed the food and ambiance at St. Elmo’s, a legendary Indianapolis steakhouse. O’Heir noted that many of his colleagues were really enjoying the horseradish, though he only had a sample. While they were there, Roy Hibbert, the Indiana Pacer’s center, stopped to say hello. O’Heir describes the 7’2” basketball pro, who has appeared on Parks and Recreation twice, as “the kindest dude”, and enthuses about the photo he had taken with Hibbert.
Indianapolis officials could work with brochure printers to create a mailer targeted to film and television production companies, outlining the advantages of filming in the city.