Not long ago, I discovered a Russian prison in Utah. No joke! Ask Garrett Batty!
Garrett Batty is the writer and director of the upcoming LDS film, The Saratov Approach, a film about the 1998 kidnappings of two LDS missionaries in Saratov, Russia.
I met with Garrett in July and interviewed him about the project. Here is what he had to say:
At some point during the interview, Garrett mentioned that they had filmed the “prison” scenes in the basement of the building we were in.
“Wait, are you serious?” I asked, my little boy heart giddy with the prospect of visiting the set of a movie.
“Yeah, do you want to see it?” Garrett asked.
I wanted to scream: Yes, take me there, NOW! But I managed a, “Oh, sure, if its not too much trouble.”
He then took me down to the basement and showed me where they had filmed The Saratov Approach. They had scrapped the set, but you could still see some outlines of where there was once a Russian prison—in Utah.
Made you look.