Film Production Saved by South Jersey Elevator
Production on a film in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was almost ruined by faulty elevators. Filming his zombie sequel, Army of the Dead, on location at the Showboat Hotel and the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, director Zack Snyder enlisted the help of the city’s fire and police departments, as well as its film office. However, when they discovered the elevator problem, the producers quickly called anyone who could help. Luckily, South Jersey Elevator immediately responded to the call for help and repaired the elevators, allowing production to continue as planned. “It was an exciting and totally unexpected call,” said South Jersey Elevator President William McGrath, continuing:
“We were able to get the necessary resources on site quickly, diagnose the problem and make repairs so the filming could proceed. In fact, our crews spent several days on location in Atlantic City to ensure everything continued to run smoothly. To see how the film making process works, and know we had a small part in making it happen, is something our entire team is very proud of. We can’t wait to see the finished product.”
Army of the Dead premiered in theaters on May 14 and will be available on Netflix this Friday, May 21.