Film Makers Finish Up Filming in Ocean Beach After Shots On the 4700 Block of Long Branch – Where Rental Cops Refuse Entry to Non-residents – & On Bacon St.
THIS JUST IN!: an OB Rag intrepid reporter investigated the 4700 block of Long Branch Avenue, and reports that the CBS film crew shooting the pilot did a shot on that block and were off to another shot on Bacon. Our reporter said he was told today was the last day of the shoot. He also reported that rental cops and off-duty SDPD tried to stop him from even walking down the street, and were doing that to others unless they lived on the block: “They had SDPD off duty rentals there in case you were less than obedient, so after some confrontations & pretending to write down badge numbers the oinkers let me walk down the street.”
Our reporter then went home and got his long lens and shot photos from a short distance away. He found out the following:”The Movie is a pilot for CBS. It’s a comedy-drama, the working title is Metaphysical X. It’s supposedly based in San Diego, with the main character, a woman looking for meaning in her life, living in OB.” A woman is informed by a psychic that she should find her true love – who is her old boyfriend, who lives in OB. So she is out searching for him.
The CBS film crew was friendly, our reporter related. They shot a scene that included three nicely rehabbed cottages on that block of Long Branch. If it works and succeeds as a pilot, OB could be the site of a television series. Perhaps we can look forward to see what it does to OB. Will it do to Ocean Beach what “O.C.” did to Orange Co.? Maybe they’ll hire locals to pretend to be pretenders.
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[The following was posted earlier today.]
This morning as we journeyed out into the world, we saw trucks and trailers parked on the 4700 block of Long Branch Ave. The “No Parking” signs have been posted on Ebers St. near Long Branch for the past several days, indicating they may be filming there today!
We’ve heard word on the street that someone is filming a television pilot around town in Ocean Beach. Sitcom Maybe? There have been trucks and trailers parked around town, especially near the beach, and lots of No Parking signs and orange cones. One scene was shot on the last block of Narragansett.
Any word from our readers?