American Wrestler begins filming in petaluma!

Petaluma has served as the backdrop for numerous major motion pictures in the film industry, with its rolling green hills and provincial charm that is the quintessential small-town America — and that film location tradition continues. 

Petaluma native Ali Afshar has brought himself, his film crew and his team of actors to Sonoma County this month to film his new production, “The Wizard.”

Afshar grew up on a 200-acre ranch on Adobe Road and attended Old Adobe Elementary School, Kenilworth Junior High School and graduated from Casa Grande High School. He then went on to attend Santa Rosa Junior College for about a year, then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry...

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