Coastal Georgia Film Alliance Brings Award-winning Director to Camden to Shoot "The Prisoner" | Business

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Coastal Georgia Film Alliance Brings Award-winning Director to Camden to Shoot "The Prisoner"
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Coastal Georgia Film Alliance Brings Award-winning Director to Camden to Shoot "The Prisoner"

Award-winning film director Mahmoud Shoulizadeh just completed the filming of “The Prisoner” in Camden County.

The story is about love, life, and death and centers on two former prison mates. One is on death row and is sentenced to be executed in a matter of days. When his buddy visits him in prison, he has one last request. Whether the doomed man’s request will be honored creates the tension that Shoulizadeh often incorporates in his films.

“The Prisoner” was filmed totally in St. Marys and Woodbine this past week. Shoulizadeh, who won the Best Film Award for “Noora” in the 49th International Film Festival in Taormina, Italy, is also a screen writer. “The Prisoner” is being produced by Kim Murray and was co-written by Shoulizadeh and Sharon Cobb who has sold a dozen projects to Hollywood including “Return of the Sweet Birds” produced by Danny Glover. Shoulizadeh was a film director for Iranian TV for more than 25 years.

Coastal Georgia Film Alliance Chair, Doug Vaught, said the entire filming took just a few days and ran smoothly with the excellent  cooperation of the Camden County Sheriff’s  Department  and the cities of Woodbine and St. Marys.

“We continue to prove to the film world that Coastal Georgia is a great place for film production,” Vaught Said. “The 30% tax credits offered by the State of Georgia combined with film-friendly leadership in Camden makes our community an attractive location for filmmakers of all genres.”

“The Prisoner” is the second film to be shot in Coastal Georgia in the last few months. “Identity Theft” starring Melissa McCarthy will be released in February and features landscapes from St. Marys and Woodbine.

 

 

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