Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: December 7, 2022
This past fall, Westmont was the backdrop for a holiday-themed TV commercial for Toyota. The commercial was directed by accomplished, award-winning writer-director-producer Ted Melfi.
The commercial called for a winter scene complete with holiday decorations and snow, however, the project was filmed in September, which required the production company to create snow in the areas in which they were shooting. Westmont Public Works Department assisted with the holiday decorations and scene backgrounds.
The commercial prominently featured Nature’s Best Grocery Store at 257 N. Cass Avenue, as well as a quick glimpse of West Quincy Street. Locations outside of Westmont were used to complete the commercial.
“Westmont made a perfect backdrop for the commercial,” said Daniel Marcus, who was the Locations Manager for the production. “The village staff, businesses, and entire community were eager to help and the whole process went smoothly. I hope to use Westmont as a location for future film and video projects.”
The commercial recently started to air on network TV. The commercial has been uploaded and can be viewed on YouTube.