TROY, NY – The Sage Colleges is pleased to welcome the crew and cast of the film Derailed to its Russell Sage College campus. The production team will be shooting scenes on the Troy campus for the upcoming film through Thursday, October 6.

The film is set in Albany, New York and follows the story of Nicole Barrow who is the survivor of a train derailment that caused her to lose her memory. She has a doting husband who is primed to run for Attorney General. In the film, Barrow is a Geography Professor at Russell Sage College and her love for cartography and old maps is something that she did not lose in the crash.  Barrow’s regular visits with a hypnotherapist reveal disturbing flashes of a raven and a mysterious man who has been buried alive. As she scrambles to put the pieces of her mind back together, the beautiful Terra Incognita map display in Boston leads her to recall a man she knows she’s loved but can’t quite place. Is this man tied to her flashbacks? Barrow is in a hunt to track the mystery of her former self and find the man she truly loves before all of the clues are buried by her husband…forever.

The film is being directed by David Jackson and produced by Michael Buttiglieri. Hannah Barefoot and Thomas Beaudoin are the lead actors in the film.

“We are thrilled that our beautiful and historic Russell Sage College campus is providing the backdrop for this production,” said Sage President Susan Scrimshaw. “Watching this unfold on our campus provides a unique experience for our students and the entire Sage community.”

“Rensselaer County is rich with charm and beauty from our rural landscapes to our urban centers full of architectural significance that have been the utilized in a number of movie productions.  I want to thank the leadership of Russell Sage for welcoming this opportunity and the economic benefits to our local businesses it generates,” stated Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen M. Jimino.

Filming is scheduled to conclude Thursday evening.

Media Contact:
Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O), (518) 598-4927 (C), email: [email protected]


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