BamaWood: Optimism for making movies again on the Gulf Coast (wkrg.com)
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Despite the pandemic, two movies filmed along the Gulf Coast were able to be released within weeks of each other. ‘Our Friend’ that starred Jason Siegel, Dakota Johnson, and Casey Affleck was released last month. It was shot largely in Fairhope before the pandemic started.
‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ was also shot in and around Fairhope. It’s set for release this weekend (January 12th) on Amazon Prime.
Local actress Lindsey Reimann had parts in both movies.
“So, for ‘Our Friend’ I was the stand-in for Dakota Johnson. So I was on the set for the full six weeks of filming,” said Reimann. She is one of the hundreds of local people pursuing careers as actors or film crew, many of who remain out of work because of the covid shutdown.
Suzanne Massingill who owns Barefoot Models and Talent in Mobile says, “Alabama hasn’t had a new film come since March–and the last one was ‘The Map of Tiny Perfect Things’…so they’ve either gone to other cities to work because Atlanta is open and New Orleans is open they’ve gotten another job to support their families.”
By: Bill Riales