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Portions of Christian motion picture to be filmed here

A new Christian film being filmed mostly in Bainbridge and Decatur County will also be shot in Grady County following action taken Tuesday by the Grady County Board of Commissioners.
Larissa Michel and Jeff Ward, representing the production company Fisher of Men, LLC, sought the commission’s approval to film scenes in the movie at the former Grady County Jail and at the Hadley Ferry boat ramp in southern Grady County.
According to Michel and Ward, the film, “Fishers of Men,” is a story about brotherhood and two brothers who find Christ after one is falsely accused of committing murder.
Filming at the river is expected to begin Sept. 23 and wrap up no later than Oct. 5.
Crews are expected to shoot the jail scenes beginning Oct. 7 and wrap up by Oct. 13.
Ward said the production company would want to clear out some of the abandoned jail cells and repaint them for use as different sets.
County Attorney Kevin S. Cauley, who had examined the prepared location agreements, suggested the board require the production company release the county of any liability.
Grady County Commission Vice Chairman Charles Renaud made a motion to allow the film crews to shoot scenes at the boat ramp and at the old jail pending the corrected agreements being presented to the county attorney. Commissioner Bobby Burns seconded Renaud’s motion, and the board voted in favor of it unanimously.
Ward says a crew of 45 to 50 will be in the county during filming.
A majority of the film will be shot in Decatur County, and according to Michel, the entire film will be shot in 25 days.
According to Steve Camp, chief finanical officer of Desert Wind Films of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., filming is set to begin Sept. 13.

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