For the 6th year in a row, Coastal Georgia Film Alliance will be presenting films made in and around St. Marys, Georgia, at the annual St. Marys FilmFest.
Film fans will be treated to a special screening of one full-length movie, several shorts, and excerpts from other locally-filmed full length movies.
Included in the lineup will be the movie trailer from “Dumbo,” a Disney movie set to debut in March 2019. According to Doug Vaught, Camden County Film Commissioner and Chair of Coastal Georgia Film Alliance, Coastal Georgia was the only location in the United States to host the filming of this classic remake.
“Several scenes were shot on the Borrell Creek train trestle and at nearby farms,” Vaught said. “We’re proud to have ‘Dumbo’ in our portfolio of locations.”
“Dumbo” is about how a young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus.
Also featured in the FilmFest will be the full length movie “The Leisure Seeker,” starring Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.
Coastal Georgia Film Alliance co-founder and vice chair Barbara Ryan said this year’s festival lineup with show “The extraordinary writing and acting talents of our area as well as familiar locations.”
“Cast members, producers, writers and directors of the featured projects will be on hand to answer questions at the event,” Ryan said.
Other films to be shown include “TimeZup!, Bad Day Café, and End of the Road,” among others.
Ryan and Vaught are especially excited to announce the filming in St. Marys of “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to “The Shining.” Guests at the FilmFest will be treated to an excerpt from “The Shining.”
The 6th Annual St. Marys FilmFest starts at 7 pm on Friday, November 10 at Theatre by the Trax. Admission is $5 at the door which will be a donation to CGFA, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
For more information, call 912-729-1103. No reservations needed but capacity is 160 for the evening.