Scenes Set To Be Shot At ECHS, Cee Bee, and More
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
A faith-based film entitled "The Prayer Box," is set to begin filming in various parts of Edmonson County from December 4 - December 20, 2017, according to Kevan Otto, from KKO Productions in Hollywood, CA.
Otto said the Southern KY Film Commission recommended Edmonson County as the location for their film based on the film's needs.
While the name of the actor who will star in the film has not been released, local SOKY Film Commission member Rhonda Clemmons said the actor will be a very well known name.
Otto said the film's plot is a little boy that decides to start answering prayer requests from his church himself.
"We've been working with Rhonda who's been amazing," said Otto. "She's been showing us around and helping us facilitate everything we need to cross off the list for our first film. We're going to come into your town with a lot of folks who'll make a lot of noise until the 20th," he joked.
Clemmons said that parts of the movie are set to be filmed at ECHS, Brownsville Baptist Church, Cee Bee Food Store, and other locations inside the county.
"This is why we joined the film commission," said Clemmons. "We're so excited that Edmonson County is finally able to be part of the filming process. We're so happy that we've been chosen for this film and we want everyone to welcome the crew members here and show them what our little county is all about."
Clemmons also said that local bed and breakfasts have been booked for several weeks and that local help will be recruited for a variety of jobs during the filming process.
Once filming is complete, the company said a private screening will be offered somewhere in Brownsville for Edmonson County. Otto also said it's likely the company could return in January for an additional film if the right locations can be secured, which will be based on farmland, something not too hard to find in Edmonson County.