A movie filmed in Palm Springs in February will hit audiences on Saturday and Sunday on the Lifetime network.
“Hidden Away” is the first movie that takes advantage of the city’s Film Friendly Incentive Program providing grants and other incentives to companies that stay and film in Palm Springs.
The movie’s tagline is: “You can run but you can’t hide. ”
It premieres at 8 p.m. on Saturday and will show again at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
It’s about a woman and her daughter who fake their deaths and move to Palm Springs to escape an abusive husband only to have him discover they are still alive.
The movie starts Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ivan Sergei, Allie Gonino, Elisabeth Rohm, Thomas Calabro and Sean Patrick Flanery.
Scenes were filmed at several places in the city including the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Photos of the movie on the Lifetime web site show images of the Saguaro, Azul and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Since the program was approved in January “numerous” production shots have been filmed in the city according to a city issued press release.
The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism oversees the program and works with location managers on finding the perfect locations in the city.
The incentive program is intended to entice more filming of movies, television and photography in the city and help stimulate the economy.
“The city of Palm Springs wants the world to know that we are ‘film friendly’ and willing to go the extra mile when it comes to welcoming filmmakers and assisting them in bringing their productions to life,” said Councilman Paul Lewin in a prepared statement.
For more information on the Film Friendly Incentive Program, go to www.psfilmfriendly.com
For more information on the Lifetime movie “Hidden Away” go to www.mylifetime.com