Where Is 'The Big Door Prize Filmed? Revealed Filming Locations

The Big Door Prize, an Apple TV+ science fiction comedy-drama series created by David West Read, is based on the novel of the same name by M.O. Walsh. The show revolves around the people of a small town whose lives are thrown into tumult when a magical machine appears in the grocery store, predicting their destinies and showing them their true potential. 
Chris O'Dowd, Gabrielle Dennis, Josh Segarra, Ally Maki, and Damon Gupton star as the town's residents, who grapple with newfound knowledge and reconsider their relationships, beliefs, and choices. Dusty, a high school teacher, believes that people have the power to control their own destinies and know their own potential. The fictional town of Deerfield is the show's main setting, with the grocery store and the high school playing an integral role in the plot. If you're curious about the actual filming sites of The Big Door Prize, we've got the answers for you!

#1. What is The Big Door Prize about?

Where Is The Big Door Prize FilmedSource: Distractify

M.O. Walsh's novel, The Big Door Prize, follows the story of a small town that is changed when a peculiar machine called the "Morpho" appears. Dusty (Chris O'Dowd) and Cass (Gabrielle Dennis) are uncertain as to what to make of the invention at first, however, it shortly gains attention and people rush to use it to see what potential lies within them.

#2. The Big Door Prize filming locations

Where Is The Big Door Prize FilmedSource: The Independent

Filming for 'The Big Door Prize" took place in the state of Georgia, in Loganville and Atlanta, starting in January 2022 and ending in April of that year. The state has many different kinds of landscapes, making it an appealing choice for filmmakers. Fans of the series will now be able to follow the inhabitants of Deerfield on their journey and find out which locations were featured in the Apple TV+ series.

Loganville, Georgia

Where Is The Big Door Prize FilmedSource: IMDb

The cast and crew of the comedy series set up camp in the city of Loganville to recreate the setting of the quaint town of Deerfield for the show. To make the set look more realistic, the production team repurposed, repainted, and redecorated various streets and storefronts. To add some extra detail, they also set up a statue of a deer and an ice cream stand called Dairy Field. During the filming of season 1, locals and passersby spotted the crew filming key scenes in and around Main Street.
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Atlanta, Georgia

Where Is The Big Door Prize FilmedSource: Variety

The filming unit makes use of the various places in Atlanta to shoot multiple important moments for ‘The Big Door Prize.’ Known as the Gate City, Atlanta has many different landscapes, making it a great spot for many different types of productions. It is likely that some of the scenes inside, such as the high school scenes, are shot using one of the film studios in the area. Atlanta has been the setting for many different film and TV projects over the years, like ‘House Party,’ ‘Do Revenge,’ ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ ‘Miracle Workers,’ and ‘Cobra Kai.’
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