I’m Stefan and I’ve been working in the film and television industry for seven years. I primarily work in set decoration and greens. This industry has changed my life. As a result of the constant work in Massachusetts, I’ve been able to buy a home and become a member of the working middle class, doing a job that I love while working with people who have become family.
I am one of the hundreds of people you see when the trucks come into your neighborhood to film a scene. I’m not from New York or Los Angeles, and neither is just about everyone you see doing the work to make the magic happen. We are your neighbors. We are mothers and fathers supporting our families. We are vendors who have been able to stay open for business and hire more people. We are restaurants and hotels that see business we otherwise never would have. We are carpenters, welders, set dressers, decorators, greensman, riggers, grips, electricians, costumers, background actors, and caterers. The list goes on and on. We are some of the the most soulful and hardworking people you will ever meet. We are an industry of thousands. We are the face of the Massachusetts film tax incentive.