Port native to resume filming of ‘Intoxicated Rain’ in city

O’Neil looking for footage of lakefront, parade for film that may be released in 2021
Ozaukee Press staff

Film crews will be out on the streets of Port Washington in the coming weeks as Port native Miles O’Neil continues to work on his newest movie, “Intoxicated Rain.” 

O’Neil said crews will be shooting in Port Washington from Oct. 17 to 22, as well as the first two weekends in November.

They will also be in the city to capture footage of the annual Christmas parade on Dec. 7, something O’Neil had planned to do last year but the parade was cancelled due to cold, rainy weather.

O’Neil, a Port native, said the crews will be filming pick-up shots, scenes they didn’t get a chance to shoot last year, and reshooting several other scenes.

He’s talking to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office about getting some footage on Lakeshore Road near the Flying S Ranch on Oct. 17, he said, and a Milwaukee-based moped club will be filmed driving through downtown Port the afternoon of Oct. 22.

Some scenes will be filmed at the marina, outside Port State Bank and at Mile Rock, O’Neil said.

The bulk of the filming for “Intoxicated Rain” was done last summer and fall, although O’Neil and his crew were back in the city in April to shoot some more footage.

Right now, O’Neil said, he’s doing rough editing of the movie.

“The editing process is huge,” he said. “We’re really happy with what we’ve got so far.”

After they finish editing, O’Neil said, they have to do sound design, set music to the film, do color adjustment and post-production work.

Although they don’t have a hard deadline for completion of the movie, O’Neil said, they hope to be done by the end of next year and premier the film in early 2021.

He has said he wants to enter “Intoxicated Rain” into film festivals and find a distributor.

O’Neil wrote “Intoxicated Rain,” an independent movie that he’s described as a “coming of age story set inside a family drama” that also deals with race relations.

“It’s a real Milwaukee story,” he said.

Although he had hoped to hire a named actor for the lead, O’Neil said the budget didn’t allow for that.

“We’re OK with that,” he said, noting all the actors are from the Midwest.

This is O’Neil’s third, and longest, film production. About a dozen local residents have lines in the film, and numerous others will appear in the background.


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