THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Filming is underway in Thomasville for the upcoming movie "Celeste."
The film follows a widower who learns to cope with the death of his wife Celeste.
The crew will be filming throughout the city for the next three weeks and area film students will be joining them to gain hands-on experience.
Brad Wheeler is not only the film's director, but also teaches film in Thomas County.
He said allowing the students on set will show them what it's like to work in cinematography.
"I wish I had something like this when I was 13 or 14 years old. It would have helped a ton just by starting young and getting the experience," Wheeler said.
Around 12 students will help with the production of the film.
"They're going to be working and observing…they'll be trickling throughout the locations and throughout the shoot," he added.
The production company Third Wheel Productions hopes to wrap up shooting by the first week of August.
They plan to have the film ready by the end of the year with a premiere in Thomasville.