Filming activity on campus, 8/20–23

August 16, 2021

To the members of the MIT community, 

We write to let you know about motion picture filming activity you may see around and on campus later this week, from Friday, August 20 to Monday, August 23.

As some of you may be aware, an upcoming major motion picture, with the working title “Summer Break,” is filming in Massachusetts. Part of that production will include a scene that follows a series of vehicles as they drive on the streets around MIT. Filming, which will consist primarily of overnight driving scenes, will take place mostly around West Campus, including a portion outside W20 by the Kresge Oval and a daytime scene by the front entrance of Simmons.

Although we are not at liberty to share details of the plot at this stage, we believe that there is real value in MIT being represented in this film. When the film becomes public, we hope you’ll have the opportunity to see for yourselves!

In the meantime, we wanted to let the community know this is happening so you can plan accordingly if you reside on campus or plan to visit or work on campus any of those days.

While not all students have returned to campus at this time, we know many are already living at MIT. Those students – as well as faculty and staff who may be impacted – will receive more specific information about the dates, times, and locations of the activities in the coming days.


Glen Shor, Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Alfred Ironside, Vice President for Communications