NEWARK, N.J. – Haddonfield and other New Jersey towns play a starring role in the thriller Death Saved My Life, which aired on Lifetime on February 13th. Based on true events, the film stars Meagan Good, and tells the story of a woman who faked her own death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her. The film is written by Barbara Kymlick and produced by Meagan Good, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett.
Death Saved My Life also stars Chiké Okonkwo (Being Mary Jane) and Good’s real-life sister, La’Myia Good (The Wood). Most of the filming took place at a private residence, Haddonfield Borough Municipal Building, King Court and Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine in Haddonfield. Additional scenes were filmed at Knight Park in Collingswood, Aloft Hotel in Mount Laurel, and at locations in Oaklyn, Paterson, and Ramsey.
“Our film industry is growing and thriving, bringing exciting projects like Death Saved My Life to the Garden State,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “Our Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program ensures we remain a premier film location.”
With the proper protocols and safety measures in place, a steady stream of production activity has continued in the state, according to the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission. Other projects recently filmed in New Jersey include CBS’s television series’ The Equalizer and Ways and Means, and Peacock streaming’s crime drama Dr. Death.
“I am delighted that Lifetime chose to film Death Saved My Life in the Garden State, utilizing South Jersey’s diverse local cast and crew,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “It takes a village to create a full-scale production. New Jersey’s vast network of vendors and support services make that possible.”
Motion picture and television production in New Jersey has increased dramatically since the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act took effect in 2018. In 2019, film and television production generated more than $400 million for the state economy and created thousands of jobs.
About the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission
The NJMPTVC, which falls under the New Jersey Department of State’s Business Action Center, is staffed by industry professionals and serves as a resource for production companies. The Commission promotes film and television production in New Jersey.