'Pacerville' movie starring Brian Austin Green films in Sacramento

A new feature film inspired by the pandemic and starring Brian Austin Green is being made in Sacramento.

McKinley Park's basketball court is the setting for one of the scenes in the feature film, called "Placerville. "Advertisement" Sacramento is amazing.

The people are really kind. It's a beautiful city," Green said. After years of playing a student on TV in the popular '90s show "Beverly Hills, 90210" Green says he's "no longer the baby. "He said it's "surreal" that he's now playing a teacher struggling during the pandemic. "I'm the old guy with a beard," he said.

"Pacerville" is about a teacher who is dealing with students in his Zoom class not paying attention. Sacramento native and filmmaker Nick Leisure is the movie's director.

He said he came up with the idea during the pandemic as something he could shoot with a small cast. Green said that after trying to help his own three kids, ages 4, 6, and 8 with distance learning this past year he has a new understanding and respect for teachers’ importance.

"They're not just babysitting our kids during the day and casually showing them things to do and giving them assignments," he said. "It's a way of keeping a child's attention for as long as they do for months out of the year. I think we should pay them more."The movie is filming for the next three weeks in Sacramento. It's set to hit theaters in the fall of 2021.

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