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Pembroke is in the movies
Student filmmakers using town for project.
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SCAD students are filming this week in Pembroke. - photo by Mindy Boyete

Hollywood has hit Pembroke. SCAD students Tim Arnold and Thomas Doolittle are producers of "Succotash," a short film being shot in Pembroke. They began rolling film on Oct. 23 and according to the students, the film is about Pete, a poor boy from the deep South backwoods accustomed to a simple life of hard work who has developed a unique way of seeing the world. The town he lives in is, for Pete and possibly Pete alone, filled with kind folks who look out for poor boys. There is one exception, the owner of the new shop. It becomes up to Pete to restore the town to its beauty, and make it visible to everyone else, before he loses sight of it forever. Pete is played by 10 year old Zach Barnes from Enterprise, Ala. Pembroke’s historic downtown has taken on a look of the depression area with facade makeovers and movie magic. Store fronts have been transformed into a bakery, bait and tackle shops, pharmacy, and more. The filming will continue in the downtown area until Nov. 1. The students hope to be able enter the short film into the Sundance Film Festival and other festivals throughout the country. (Mindy Boyette)


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