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A film crew from Los Angeles used Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park to film a scene for an independent short film titled Dead Bastard on Thursday, Nov. 12. The film, directed by James Scully and produced by his sister Elizabeth Scully, is about three siblings who are challenged in various ways with the task of dividing the will of their father.

Several members of the Scully family are buried in the Balaban mausoleum at the cemetery just off Desplaines Avenue. The Balaban family was a local fixture in the film and theater industry and owned the Chicago and Balaban theaters at one point.

The crew capped filming here on Nov. 16, and a tentative release for the movie is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2010.

Photos by JASON GEIL/Staff Photographer