A Jerry Bruckheimer-produced CBS drama pilot called “Trooper” is scheduled to shoot a scene in the local area sometime next week and will utilize an old Seaford elementary school as a staging area.
Bruckheimer’s Bonanza Productions requested use of the former Seaford Avenue School building to store equipment and provide meals to its crew during the shoot slated to take place on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Route 135). Seaford Superintendent of Schools Brian Conboy said the district would receive $1,500 from the production company for providing use of the property on 2165 Seaford Ave. for less than one day. The Seaford Avenue School closed in 1981 and was later utilized as the home for Five Towns College and then Nassau BOCES before its lease expired in 2010.
“This is the only revenue that we’re taking from the building for the year so we’ll take it,” said Conboy during Thursday night's Board of Education meeting at .
“Trooper” features a “common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper” played by Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The CBS pilot is the latest creation of Bruckheimer, an acclaimed film and television producer whose best known projects include “Crime Scene Investigation”, “Cold Case”, “The Amazing Race”, “Beverly Hills Cop”, “Pearl Harbor” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Next week’s Trooper scene filmed on Route 135 will be the second shot on the Nassau County highway in the last three years. In July 2009, Jennifer Aniston shot scenes for the romantic comedy “Bounty Hunter” on Route 135 between the Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway exits.
The exact date, time and location of the television shoot on Route 135 were not immediately known.