Wrentham Center and the Proctor Mansion Inn are the setting for an independent film called Holly Grove. The romantic Christmas themed production hit town on Monday of this week. While locations throughout the state are being used for Holly Grove, Wrentham and the Proctor Mansion will be the site of most of the filming and play a pivotal role in the film's plot.
Producer of the film Andrea Ajemian says the beautiful Victorian mansion is the perfect setting for the movie and she adds that Inn's owner, Brian Fitzgerald has been fantastic. She believes Holly Grove will showcase the beauty of the restored mansion.
Holly Grove is directed by David Jackson and tells the story of a female attorney from the city who goes to a small town to finalize the estate of the owner of Holly Grove Inn, which in the film is the Proctor Mansion. Set right during the Christmas season, the attorney discovers the Inn is haunted by a man who died in the early 1900s and returns every year before Christmas. The films is produced by AA Films out of Worcester.
According to town officials the movie company has permission to park in the town's municipal lot. The Town of Wrentham does not require a permit for filming on private property, but Wrentham Police Chief Jim Anderson did require a police detail.
This is not the first time Wrentham Center or the area has been used for a film locale. In 2011, the independent film Siren was filmed at the Looking Glass Café and last summer, Norfolk welcomed the production company for Ted 2, the Mark Wahlburg comedy.