Joel Resnikoff, who studied media and film at UB, is among several UB folk who acted in or worked on the crew for “Marshall,” a 1940-41 biopic about the early career of Thurgood Marshall. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson, the movie was shot primarily in Western New York. Resnikoff corralled more than 50 period cars from local owners for the production.
I worked as an extra in "Marshall" on the third day of shooting in Niagara Falls. I was the only extra working that day. I was on set at 8 a.m., and my scene was finally called at 5:30. This gave me the whole day to take in the enormity of this major motion picture. As one of the production assistants, a Buffalo native now working in film out of New York City, told me, "This is the real thing. This is Hollywood." I met some great people and learned a lot. What a great opportunity for me, and what a credit to Buffalo that the filming was done right here. I was proud to be one of the many U.B. Alumni connected to the film.