Toyota Commercial Filmed in Livermore to Air Near Thanksgiving

The Livermore Valley Film Commission provides a recap of Thursday's filming in downtown.

Here's information provided by the Livermore Valley Film Commission:

Vreeland Productions literally rolled into downtown Livermore Thursday night. They were here to film a Toyota commercial set to air around Thanksgiving. The approximately 30 crew members worked with downtown merchants to present a festive Holiday scene. The "story" starts with you believing you are looking out a storefront window surrounded with gifts. Then, a large gift starts moving. Turns out it's on a Toyota Highlander on the street!

Downtown merchants were extremely cooperative, and even decorated their windows early so as to enhance the shot. Crew members rented local props, purchased supplies locally, and ate at downtown restaurants. The sidewalks were full of residents excited to watch the production. Many said they saw on Patch and Facebook that the production was happening, so decided to come downtown to eat and watch the fun. The rain held off until the crew wrapped at midnight, so earlier fears were calmed. In fact, the art department had to do a "wet down" - watering down the street to give the reflection they wanted.

Overall, it was a fun and positive experience. The film shoot brought people downtown and helped accomplish what the Livermore Valley Film Commission is here for — economic benefit.

K November 09, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Star Trek, dodge, Toyota,... Pretty soon we will be having celebs walking down our streets calling Livermore home one day I hope. This is what I like to see of Livermore, positive things on the patch.
Michelle M. November 10, 2012 at 12:41 AM
I saw this driving by last night and it looked awesome! Very festive. I wish the City would do lights like that every holiday season!
Alexia Guevara November 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM
We went to eat at Bruno's and saw the commercial in action. I can't wait to see it. Maybe you all will post the commercial when it comes out. I also wish Livermore would decorate like last night so beautiful!
Sandy November 10, 2012 at 03:31 PM
More lights in downtown means more patrons! Please keep that going!! ; )))
Pete Saulnier November 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
For me as a local resident and volunteer with the Valley Film Commission it was great to have been there during the filming of this Toyota commercial and also the Dodge commercial a few weeks ago. Seen several people I know from Starbucks watching what was going on as well.
James Buckley November 10, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Lived in Livermore 30 years, now at Lake Almanor, Plumas county Ca. We have Chuck Norris (Walker Texas Ranger) spending the summers in Chester Ca, in Plumas County. Strange to be eating dinner at a table next to Chuck.
Sandra Rollins November 10, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Moved from Livermore to Frisco Texas a year and a half ago due to finances. I loved Livermore and left lots of friends behind. It's things like this that make me miss "home" so much. Coming for a visit in January and can hardly wait.
Pablo Zamora November 26, 2012 at 07:43 AM
Just in case anyone missed it... http://youtu.be/IbnjGPx7Wcw?hd=1
Lindsay December 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Can someone please post the link to the video again. This is a broken link it says it is unavailable


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