Filmed-in-Cleveland ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ honored at Location Manager Guild Awards

LaKeith Stanfield plays FBI informant William O’Neal in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”Glen Wilson | Warner Bros. Pictures








SOURCE: | Joey Morona
October 25, 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio — In late 2019, the filmmakers behind the Oscar-winning film “Judas and the Black Messiah” turned Cleveland’s Slavic Village into 1960′s Chicago.

The transformation was so believable, the film’s location managers Bill Garvey and Tim Kanieski took home the award for Outstanding Locations in a Period Feature Film at the recent Location Manager Guild International 2021 Awards.

The film beat out four other films — “Dreamland,” “Enola Holmes,” “Mank” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ — for the honor.