‘Lost & Found in Cleveland,’ an upcoming movie starring Martin Sheen and Dennis Haysbert, wraps local filming

“Lost & Found in Cleveland” stars Martin Sheen, Dennis Haysbert and Jon Lovitz. (File photos from Getty Images)







SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
February 13, 2023

CLEVELAND, Ohio — If you thought you spotted actors Martin Sheen, Dennis Haysbert or Jon Lovitz around town recently, you probably did. The actors are part of the ensemble cast of “Lost & Found in Cleveland,” an independent film that wrapped up a four-week shoot in and around Cleveland last week.

Directed by actor and Cleveland native Keith Gerchak and his producing partner, actress Marisa Guterman, the dramedy follows the stories of five very different people whose lives intersect when “Antiques Roadshow” comes to Cleveland.

June Squibb (“Nebraska”), Stacy Keach (“Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer”), Santino Fontana (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Yvette Yates Redick (“Inherent Vice”) Dot-Marie Jones (“Glee”), Mark L. Walberg (“Antiques Roadshow”) and Cleveland native Rory O’Malley (Broadway’s “Book of Morman”) also star in the film.

“Dressed in a palette of pastels, nostalgia, and hope, ‘Lost & Found in Cleveland’ is an Americana portrait that will feel both familiar and magical to audiences,” Guterman told Deadline. “It’s a fable that honors small dreams that are big to the everyday heroes who dare to believe.”
“We always say it’s ‘Best in Show’ meets ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” added Gerchak.
With a modest production budget, the movie was filmed entirely in Ohio from Jan. 9 to Feb. 4 at various locations throughout Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, including Playhouse Square. The project was made possible through the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, which attracts film and television productions to Ohio with a refundable tax credit of up to 30 percent of their in-state spending.

In the works since 2016, the project, aimed at the same crowd that made “80 for Brady” a success, according to Deadline, now enters the post-production and editing phase. The movie has no release date yet as producers of independent films typically begin shopping for a distributor once it’s closer to being finished.

“Lost & Found in Cleveland” is the biggest movie to film in Northeast Ohio since the LeBron James biopic “Shooting Stars” spent parts of three months here last spring, and a film crew from “A Man Called Otto” shot a scene at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s station in Brecksville around the same time last year, too.

“A Man Called Otto,” starring Tom Hanks, is currently playing in theaters, while “Shooting Stars” is scheduled to be released on Peacock later this year. Marvel’s “Blade” was supposed to shoot second-unit scenes in the area in late 2022 before a new director and writer were brought on board. There’s no word yet if or when that will happen.