Where was White Noise filmed?

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: December 30, 2022 (Last updated: January 5, 2023)

Where was the Netflix film White Noise filmed? We discuss the popular film and its locations and settings. It may contain minor plot references.

White Noise directed by Noah Baumbach is a dramatization of an American family attempting to deal with the conflicts of everyday life. Baumbach explores the themes of love, death and the possibility of happiness in an unpredictable world. Many people can relate to the characters in the film because we are all currently living in the same situation. After going through a global trauma simultaneously, it’s hard to find the positivity to live again and find meaning in the world.

Day-to-day activities seem strenuous and have changed the way we view the world. Baumbach, in his own way, added humor to daily events to create that silver lining for his characters and the audience. It’s difficult to get through the day sometimes because it’s so repetitive and bleak, especially during the winter months. And Baumbach wanted to add humor to everything being unpredictable or something going wrong for that reason. Life isn’t perfect at all and Baumbach wanted to show that through this one family. That becomes more relatable to audiences than having a perfect fairytale on the screen to get whisked away in.

White Noise is a film that can be considered a hit or a miss for audiences because of the way the story is told. Baumbach’s scripts sometimes don’t sit well with people, so it’ll be interesting to see where the Netflix viewers land on this one.

As per the locations found on IMDB, the majority of filming locations were in Cleveland, Ohio, and other small towns surrounding it. Due to the fact that it was in one particular area, it was rather easy for Baumbach to have a short amount of time to film everything given which scenes had to be filmed on specific days. They didn’t have to travel much, which worked to his benefit and the cast and crew.

Where was White Noise filmed – a breakdown of locations

Wellington, Ohio

Storefronts were built out and set up for filming in July 2022. They prepped the area ahead of time for Baumbach and his crew.

Cleveland, Ohio

They shot near the East Bank of the Flats in Cleveland.

Berea, Ohio 

They used Baldwin Wallace University to get shots of university students and the general vicinity of the campus to make it look authentic.

Meadowbrook Market Square, Bedford, Ohio 

This particular supermarket, A&P Supermarket was used and they shot the exterior of the parking lot and the interior as well.

Canton, Ohio 

Central Catholic High School was another location to show the schooling and the way the high school students would treat each other. High schools are always fun to shoot at because the children also have a memory of a movie being shot at their school.

Jefferson, Ohio

The Pine Lake Raceway and Trails was another specific location that simply added to the overarching theme of uncertainty in the world so it was an important find for the scouts.

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