Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Film Committee continues to be proactive in their role of the SOKY Film Commission and they say they can now see a real possibility for a movie to be filmed here in the county.
According to committee member Jeff Jacobs, five different producers are currently interested in filming portions of their films in Edmonson County. While no specific details of the movie's title was available, the committee says that film crews have verbally committed to using parts of Nolin Lake for their production.
"We don't have all the details yet, but we understand the film is going to be a mix of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Goonies," Jacobs said. "What they're really interested in now are waterfalls."
The committee is reaching out to landowners that have waterfalls on their properties. The bigger, the better, but they're also looking for waterfalls with an area large enough for people to be filmed behind the falls.
Local SOKY Film Commission board member Rhonda Clemmons says things are progressing, but they still need support.
"We're attending meetings and working hard, we just need more feedback from local people," said Clemmons.
Jacobs said that while it may seem far-fetched to some, the reality is that there would be many benefits to the county should a film be made here.
"It's going to make more jobs available," he said. "There are tax incentives involved and it has the potential to really make an economic impact here. So many things we don't think about. One producer told me that they spend thousands of dollars locally in bottled water alone." He said production companies and crews spend virtually every cent they can in the location of where they film, money that could be infusing the local economy.
If you have waterfalls or anything else that could contribute to the most recent request of the committee, you are asked to call Edmonson County Tourism at 270-597-2222.