Where was Kajillionaire filmed? Miranda July’s latest quirky dramedy, starring Evan Rachel Wood, is about to hit the few remaining cinemas open in the US. After watching the trailer fans are already wondering where the pastel-hued bittersweet story got its distinctive look.

Kajillionaire premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival but is being made available for us mere mortals to watch in US theatres from 25 September.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally enhanced) Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the 70th Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

UK film buffs, however, will have to wait until 9 October to see it at the cinema.

In a Parasite-meets-Ocean’s Eleven-style film, Kajillionaire follows the story of two con artists on a mission to train their only daughter to carry on their bad work.

In one of their scams, they manage to recruit a fourth stranger to join them. Trouble ensues as the daughter begins to make some realisations about her upbringing and how healthy it was (hint: it wasn’t).

Although the story line is intense enough, the pastel sunsets and summer colours of the film have made people wonder where it was filmed.

Where is the story set?

The film itself is set in Los Angeles where the family live and scam, which explains the abundance of bright sunsets and all-American diners throughout the story.

 

But where was Kajillionaire filmed?

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Ok here’s a plan. Tomorrow we release the Kajillionaire trailer — and when I say we, I mean you and me. Usually when a new movie comes out various VIPs and “tastemakers” are enlisted to announce and promote the movie, help make it special. (I’m always honored to when someone asks me to do this, especially if it’s a fellow woman director.) But that was back when there was a usually. Guess who has made things special for me the last few months? The 189k people following this account. So I asked @focusfeatures if we could put the trailer in a dropbox and give it to you, my IG followers, to announce. They said, "Ummm, that's never been done before, we'll get back to you on that." Then, because they are cool and because frankly there is no rulebook for how to release a movie in a pandemic, they wrote back and said, “Let’s do it.” So here’s how it’s going to go: at 8am PST tomorrow (11am EST / 4pm BST) a new link will appear in my bio. This will have a dropbox with the trailer in it and instructions on how to share it via IGTV. I know many of you are not in the US and that’s ok! This movie is coming out all over the world. I'm promoting Kajillionaire this way because the normal systems are falling apart and it’s scary and hard to know where to put your faith. My instinct is to put it in lots and lots of smaller communities. So this is both a practical experiment and a symbolic gesture: I think this is where we are headed and what will sustain us. Each other, inventing. (And…you just try things as a form of living.) #Kajillionaire @kajillionairefilm Starring @evanrachelwood, @wingerdebra, @hereisgina and Richard Jenkins Thank you @dudeitsdesi for this beautiful poster ♥️ with photos by @kennedystills and @charlieengman @davinejoy @dianamariariva @rachelredleaf @markivanir @adamlbartley #planbentertainment @annapurnapics @focusfeatures @sundanceorg @efilmhollywood @osk.co @youreehenley @fvrtrppr @kikiwi3 @swinter3 @msmixitup @rhystop @kathleenkarridene @kikibartek @jennvecc @gabe.hilfer_music @emilemosseri @am_sheedy @kentsparling

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From what we could uncover, Kajillionaire actually seems to have been filmed in LA, judging from a post about the film by director Miranda July in which she tagged only LA-based movie people, including visual FX and hairstylists.

Of course, real information about where Kajillionaire was filmed is hard to find. We think it’s likely to have been filmed in an LA studio, but it’s not clear which one.

A quick Google search of the pink bubble-producing factory next door to the family’s apartment in Kajillionaire confirms this theory.

It doesn’t exist, which is no surprise to anyone!

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