Ever wonder what happens to the sets of a movie after it has wrapped? Many production companies look for a quick and effficient way to get rid of all the materials and furnishings they have used. Many set designers and film wrap teamsters have discovered the ReStore as the perfect place to recycle unneeded materials when they strike a set. Instead of throwing away their useful but unneeded items, they donate them to the store, making their whole project a more socially and environmentally responsible endeavor, and receiving often valuable tax deductions at the same time
Recently, the ReStore received 48 bags of potting soil from the set of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. When the film The Lucky One struck their set, the store received several beautiful pieces of furniture – some of which were sold within minutes of their placement on the floor. Customers gushed over bedroom sets; others took a fancy to the distressed wood kitchen tables. The set of 21 Jump Street donated a bathtub and some windows. They also donated a large metal security door that will surely be put to good use. These are all ideal donations that make the history behind where a donation came from so much more interesting.
The ReStore has increased their outreach to local film companies, prop houses and production companies to increase donations and prevent useful materials from ending up prematurely in the trash dump.
To learn more about donating to the ReStore, please call 504-943-2240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.