Behind-the-scenes look at how The Hunger Games crew protected Swan House while filming Catching Fire.
So. Much. Bubble. Wrap.
Want. To. Pop.
The Hunger Games crew added thousands of silk roses to the landscaping at Swan House before filming scenes for Catching Fire.
Atlanta’s historic Swan House was used as President Snow’s mansion in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While filming a party scene at the home, the production team projected various images on the façade to bring the historic structure to life. When describing the scene, Catching Fire staffers said “President Snow’s abode stands in a league of its own. The three-story residence anchors the Capitol in its grandeur and stolid architecture. But for the Victory Tour party, the estate’s expansive façade took on a whole new persona that complemented the revelry and vitality of the city.”
President Snow’s Office
The Morning Room at Atlanta’s historic Swan House was used for President Snow’s office in the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Set decorators added a desk, a sitting area, and Jabberjay prints. A key part of the transformation was temporarily painting the room white and changing out the window treatments. The image at top shows the room set for filming. The image at bottom shows the room as it normally appears. Learn more about filming.
When asked how Atlanta’s historic Swan House could have a role in a science fiction film like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Elizabeth Banks (Effie) explained, “We’re imagining a future world, but we are basing it on places from the past. You can really imagine that it would survive through hundreds of years of turmoil.”
Well Effie, we’re here to reassure you that Swan House will survive for hundreds of years if the staff at the Atlanta History Center has anything to do with it. ; )