Where was Project Power filmed? The City and the House Location

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Set and filmed in the city of New Orleans, Project Power combines the genres of superhero fiction and crime noir, garnished with cool cinematography and a terrific soundtrack. The plot revolves around a new drug providing a five-minute sharp random superpower.

The main cast features actor and singer Jamie Foxx (who starred in Tarantino's Django Unchained) as Art (aka The Major), Joseph Gordon-Levitt as police officer Frank Shaver, and Dominique Fishback as the young dealer and talented rapper Robin.

The film was co-directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the same tandem that delivered Nerve and Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. Here is our spoiler-free filming locations guide:

Project Power New Orleans
Project Power shows off various NOLA landmarks, including aerial views of the city's skyline highlighting the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The spectacular Crescent City Connection twin cantilever bridges appear also in several shots throughout the film.
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Six Flags amusement park
The Six Flags abandoned theme park is featured in one of the first scenes introducing Robin and Frank. The amusement park opened in the year 2000, but it had to close down in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina flooded most of the facilities. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The graffiti house
The graffitied building where Newt's apartment is located was filmed at ExhibitBe, an amazing abandoned apartment complex transformed into a graffiti Mecca since 2014, situated in the Algiers neighborhood.
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Frech Quarter heist
This location was an easy one to find: The filmmakers didn't hide the Carondelet & Perdido street signs. The bank heist scene was set in a disused Union Savings & Loan Association branch near the historical French Quarter.
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The NOLA streetcar
The invisible thief takes a city trolley that in New Orleans is called a streetcar. This iconic heritage public transportation network is also a major tourist attraction. Operating since the first half of the 19th century, this is the oldest continuously working streetcar line in the world. However, the ride doesn't go as expected, and the chameleonic burglar enters the Majoria's Commerce Restaurant at 300 Camp St. He ends up in an alley that is not exactly right next to the eatery, but it has a scenic enclosed bridge passing over Picayune Pl.
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Jamie Foxx at Church's Chicken
The fast-food Church's Chicken restaurant where The Major hopes to contact Robin is the one located at 4301 St Claude Ave. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Lakefront Airport scene
Biggie (Rodrigo Santoro) receives the South American drug lord in the Lakefront Airport. This magnificent 1930s Art Deco terminal building has been featured in multiple productions, from the 1973 James Bond classic movie Live and Let Die to the recent film Capone with Tom Hardy. Image courtesy of Netflix and Kevin O'Mara - Map


Asian supermarket
The Hong Kong Food Market is a real Asian grocery store located in the Terrytown suburb.
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Project Power house
Robin's house is situated in a beautiful scenic location almost under the Crescent City Connection bridge in the McDonough neighborhood. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Project Power drehort
The entrance to the Teleios Genetics auction in an underground bar is a building in Canal St hosting the Big Easy Tattoo & Co and an ACE Cash Express store. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Genesis ship
The scenes in the Genesis boat were filmed in The Molengracht, a 43-feet long cargo vessel (142 meters) built in 2012 and sailing under the flag of the Netherlands. Have you also Googled 'pistol shrimp'?

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7 comments
  1. The school scene is shot at Warren Easton Charter school on 3019 Canal street. I see the Navy Yard. And I have a suspicion some interior shots were at an abandoned power plant turned movie studio

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  2. What about the long bridges shown in the beginning and end of the film?

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  3. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, longest bridge in the United States.

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    1. Nope. I-10 Twin Spans from New Orleans East to Slidell, LA. You can see the Hwy 11 bridge in the background.

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  4. Diner looks like Mother's Restaurant.

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