Film About Manic East Villager Takes Over Odessa, Pyramid Club

UntitledDaniel Maurer

Once again, Odessa is cinematic fodder: “Mania Days,” directed by Paul Dalio, was being filmed at the diner earlier today.

According to Greg Morrison, an assistant locations manager, the film about a manic depressive East Villager will continue shooting through Friday at Tompkins Square Park and the Pyramid Club, among other locations.

East Villagers hoping for a celebrity sighting, however, will be disappointed.

“It’s nobody that’s really, really big,” said Mr. Morrison. “There are some people from TV shows, but we’re a small indie movie.”

Well, not that small. According to Showbiz 411, Spike Lee is a producer. Mr. Dalio, son of hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, is a graduate of NYU Film School like Mr. Lee.