The fifteen 10-12 hour days of filming "The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale" in Drew County, primarily Monticello, concluded early April 12th.
The Fabled Motion Pictures production employed 35 full crew members during the 15 day filming; with some cases nearly 60 cast, crew, and extras on set.
"Monticello was great. Everyone was very welcoming," said film director Derrick Sims. "We found perfect locations with the help of locals and [MEDC]. We couldn't have made the film without the support of Monticello and its people. We have every reason to thank the town and its people, because without them, the film wouldn't exist."
The filming primarily took place at The Allen House on North Main, the Wild Hare on South Main, the old Calhoun Store on Gabbert, Oakland Cemetery on North Hyatt, and the Hyatt property on North Chester.
Nearly half of the film's budget came from local investors; including local businesses assisting with lodging and meals.
"[A special thanks to] Zach and Robin McClendon, Kay at The Wild Hare, the Trotter House, the Super 8, the Fallons and the Methodist church who gave us great deals on lodging, provided transport and so much more," added Sims.
The film is expected to be in post-production for the next year; with hopes of a premiere next spring.
To continue to follow the development of "The Perfect Host," go to www.fabledmotionpictures.com.