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Local extras flock to Columbiana for film shoot


COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) — Columbiana near the clock tower was blocked Saturday as a Christmas movie continued.

Hundreds of locals flocked to the tiny Buckeye State Hollywood to be extras in the film.

“I heard about it on the news that my mom texted me a link and I was like, ‘That sounds really cool,'” said Anna Larman, 15, of Niles.

Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias lined all the sidewalks to make the place perfect.

“I didn’t really know what backstage was like and how many people it actually takes to make things that seem simple take a lot longer than you imagine,” Larman said.

Larman says she wants to study film, making Saturday a hands-on learning experience.

“In the future, I want to go to art school to direct specifically,” Larman said.

While 8-year-old Brayden O’Dell from Howland is delighted to brag to his friends at school.

“I think all the cameras,” he said, when asked what was exciting about filming.

People came from all over the valley to be part of a magical little film.

“There’s a lot of negativity out there, so it’s just something fun and happy, that’s why I’m here, to support Columbiana as well,” Liberty Township resident Hermie Harper said.

They are excited to see each other on the big screen once the film is released.

“I think Columbiana is a beautiful town and it has such a cozy atmosphere, just like the Hallmark movies, so I think it’s a perfect place for that,” said New Middletown resident Gina Carbone.