The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Fathers and Daughters has been approved for a $5,660,952 Pennsylvania state film production tax credit. This hopefully clears the way for filming to begin in Pittsburgh this spring.
Through its program, Pennsylvania offers a 25 percent tax credit to qualified productions that spend 60 percent of their budgets in the state. A tax credit of more than $5.6 million would put the budget for Fathers and Daughters at least at $22.4 million, if the total value of the project is shot here.
“Fathers and Daughters” is expected to feature Crowe as a mentally ill novelist working to raise his five-year-old daughter in a storyline that tracks separate time periods from when the daughter is a child to when she is an adult.
Crowe starred in the 2010 movie “The Next Three Days,” which was set and shot in Pittsburgh.
A producer for the film indicated last week that the production team for “Fathers and Daughters” was scouting locations and making living arrangements to shoot in Pittsburgh this April in what is expected to be a three-month shoot.