Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Macon is finally getting her close-up. Mom attended a press conference today at New Fellowship Baptist Church that formally announced the full length feature film “The Hardest Hitter” is taking over our town. The director said their production team searched 60 cities in seven states before settling on Macon. What was the catcher to filming the “Hitter” here? Luther Williams Field, the historic home of the defacto’d Macon Music and the wanna-break Guinness World Record grounds of the heartbreaking World’s Largest Kazoo Ensemble (just you wait – we haven’t stopped humming yet!). Other filming locations include New Fellowship’s santuary (can I get an Amen, Rev. Terry?!), mom’s favorite lunch joint Tucker’s BBQ and the front porch of Ron and Dot Williams’ landmark Rivoli home. Mom just happens to work for the company Mr. Williams owns, so as soon as he goes Hollywood, she is asking for a raise!
Stay tuned on casting notices. The production team announced they intend to cast 60 speaking parts with 90 percent of the roles going to locals. And even if you don’t score an audition, they are definitely going to need extras to fill up the ballpark. The flick is a 1950s period film. I’ve got my 8x10 glossies ready. Just put me in a poodle skirt.