Shawshank Redemtion: The Reunion

shawshan.jpg It was 15 years ago this August that the film crew for Shawshank Redemption first came to the Mansfield Reformatory to begin shooting. The filming was a rare prime-time moment for the sleepy Ohio town. So a few years ago, Bill Mullen, who owns the Sandusky lumberyard where many of the movie’s woodworking scenes were shot, decided it was time for a reunion. Mullen contacted Castle Rock about the idea last year. Executives were excited, he says, and sent him contact information for many of the extras who appeared in the film. And on the weekend of August 29th, about 1000 former workers, grips, actors, and fans will arrive in Ohio to tour the facilities where the movie was shot, and exchange memorabilia and stories from the time – of which there are many. ...