Pembroke is soon going to be in the movies, if a pair of aspiring filmmakers have their way.
Director Tim Arnold and Producer Thomas Doolittle, both students at the Savannah College of Art and Design, chose Pembroke as the location for their short film Succotash.
The movie is about a boy in a small Southern town during the Depression and will be shot on Main Street.
"The town just has an aura about it," Doolittle said. "It’s a really beautiful location and everybody’s been so helpful allowing us too shoot there. It’s turned out to be a really good decision on our part."A trailer for the film is scheduled to be shot Aug. 29-30, then the rest will be filmed over a nine day period in October, Doolittle said.
From there, the filmmakers hope to see bigger things.
"We want to send it to festivals and get it optioned off for a feature," Doolittle said.
Pembroke City Council approved a measure Monday allowing the filming as long as the filmmakers got permission from local businesses impacted by the project.
Doolittle said there will be a casting call for extras and those who wish to take part in the movie are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial partners are also being sought. More information is available on Facebook under the name Succotash.