When I first heard a week ago that they were filming some GRIMM out at Estacada lake I was excited but also knew that it was at least an hour drive from where I live to get there. It is also about an hour from the NW Portland home base studios for Grimm. I believe they started moving their trucks and equipment to the area around October 1st. When I drove by the NW Portland studios on Monday the 5th, the lots were empty. I decided to do the drive and get out to the area today. I am so glad I did.
GRIMM is filming out in McIver Park along the Clackamas river, just across from the city of Estacada. There is a small dam on the river near there so that it makes it like a long river along the park. They built their own longer dock as the one there is a smaller wood one. They also built a small rustic building near the dock area which I believe could have been used last week for the tackle shop. They had used camo tarps across the river along the banks of Timber Park to cover up buildings and fencing. When I arrived at McIver Park it said that the boat dock area was closed. I followed the O4B Grimm productions signs into the park to the crew parking and then onto the base camp area. They are using two large parking areas for their trucks, trailers, tents and looked like areas for feeding everyone. The road to the boat dock was closed off and with a security person stopping me. After I figured I could not get any closer I decided to drive around to the other side of the river to Timber Park. I got lucky. They had already parked 4 of those huge gobo lights in a lot there and there were a couple of security people walking around. They asked me not to take photos so I walked further down along the bank of the river. I found a pathway that led to the water edge and decided to stop there and take photos even though it was a ways up stream from the dock. I later drove to the other end of this park and found a better place to take some photos.
They were filming a scene with a boat and two actors. I did not recognize the actors. There was a woman and man. They each then had a double for them. It looked like this couple were fishing and then saw some type of creature in the water. The guy then shoots into the water. The boat tips and he falls out. At the end of the filming they put a guy in the water that was covered in black except he had a colored arm and hand that looked very “creature like”. His arm is what you see coming out of the water. They also used an underwater camera to film the girl screaming and you can see them pulling it out of the water.
When I was there I spoke to a gentleman who was there yesterday, Monday. He said that the three main guys, Hank-Wu-Nick, were there and were riding in the sheriff boat. They pulled up in the boat and were responding to someone finding a dead body on the dock. Not sure how the sequencing is with these scenes but it was sure fun watching them.
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Catch the guy in the full body suit. Hes the “creature arm” in the water.
Here he is getting into the water. Below is the “arm”.