Where was the movie Sharper filmed? NYC Locations Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: February 19, 2023 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)
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Where was the movie Sharper filmed
Sharper Promotional Image (Credit to Apple TV+)

The movie Sharper has a nonlinear plot with a twisted, convoluted con against the wealthy businessman Richard Hobbes, played with the usual style by John Lithgow – it is a glossy and tightly plotted thriller that has an ensemble cast of characters that all have secrets. The filming locations for Sharper were mainly in New York City, with plenty of viewers noticing popular places.

Where was the movie Sharper filmed?

New York City/New York

Washington Square Park

Movie fans will immediately notice that most pivotal scenes have been filmed in and around New York. Early in the production process, some crew was spotted in Washington Square Park, located at the foot of Fifth Avenue. This iconic location is a cultural hub for the city and is often utilized in filmmaking.

Soho

Located in lower Manhattan, Soho was a primary filming location for the film too. Vibrant and exciting, this is another area of New York, often seen in movies, that conveys a bustling and exciting landscape for directors. It is a prime shopping area, and the design of the buildings, complete with iron fire escape ladders, have a unique and timeless look.

LaGuardia Place

Village Vanguard in LaGuardia (Image Credit to Observer)

A Twitter post from 2021 shows the parking restrictions in place for what would ultimately be the film Sharper, so below is a list of the streets that would be blocked off to allow filming, giving you a small insight into the shooting locations.

  • East side of LaGuardia Place Between Washington Square South and West Houston Street.
  • West Side of W Broadway between W Houston St and Spring St
  • South Side of W Houston St between Sullivan St and Wooster St
  • Both sides of Thompson between Prince St and Spring St

The areas were closed off, no doubt causing all kinds of problems for commuters, between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm.

New York has been a fantastic location for filmmakers for years, to the point where some directors would try and avoid filming as so many films were shot there. The mix of old and new means many ready-to-go “sets” can be efficiently utilized for movies set in different periods.

Townhouses around since the 1700s look fantastic and are ready-made for period dramas like the ’20s, 30s, and 40s, and you don’t have to build a set.

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