Lights, camera, action! You may hear those words shouted in the Davenport area over the next week. The Avati brothers, Pupi and Antonio, are in the Quad-Cities to shoot some scenes for a movie they’re producing in Italy.
Some extras and two women with speaking roles were hired at a casting call a week ago in Bettendorf. The filming will take seven or eight days, not counting Thanksgiving and the day after. The Italian filmmakers have shot scenes in the Quad-Cities for more than half a dozen movies since doing a film about Davenport-born jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke in the late 1980s.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport