GSW shoots movie in Americus

GSW shoots movie in Americus

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Georgia Southwestern State University is shooting their first feature film.

It's Lights, Camera, Action in Americus as Georgia Southwestern State University's Theater, Communication, and Media Arts Department shoots its first feature film titled "Which Way There."

"We've had a lot of people involved in this project not just from the GSW Community but also from the city of Americus," said Joey Watson.

The movie focuses on a pregnant woman named Mavis played by professional actor Natalie Donner who becomes ill as she relocates from the West Coast to Georgia and wakes up in the year 1915.

"The film sort of centers on her choice of which era to live in. Whether it's present day or 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future," said Joey Watson.

"In the end she kind of decides for herself what she wants to pick verses sort of letting life take charge so it's kind of life a women's empowerment," said Natalie Donner, "Mavis"

Students started shooting the film in November at historic locations like the Windsor Hotel, the Lee Council House, and the Dodson House.

"We've just had a lot of really positive support from the community so they've really embraced us," said Joey Watson.

With the film industry booming in Georgia, Watson says the film is creating an economic impact in the city of Americus.

"It definitely showcases these spots around the town it kind of puts them on the map visually for folks but we've also had a lot of people in the area of course eating at restaurants, staying in hotels," said Joey Watson.

Shooting wraps up tomorrow. Watson says the film should be finished by the end of the year.

Watson said he hopes to premiere the film in Americus and send it to Independent film festivals.

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