Downtown Kingston was abuzz with excitement during the second week of April when Market Square and the surrounding area were transformed for Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film, Crimson Peak. Garbage cans, mailboxes and benches were removed and replaced with old market carts filled with meat, produce and even live poultry. New signage was placed on nearby storefronts and the ground was completely covered with dirt, all to give the feel of an English town in 1901.
Locals were called upon to act as extras and onlookers came out in droves. It was truly an exciting and magical time to be in downtown Kingston.
While many folks, professional photographers and and cell phone photogs alike, took and posted many photos of the goings on, local filmmaker, Brad Smith, aka looktoaquarius, captured a behind-the-scenes look. His video illustrates not only the transformation of our downtown, but also gives insight into the plot of the film and the techniques used to create it.