‘Sick People’ wraps filming in Coweta
by Sarah Fay Campbell
Film crews wrapped up work Thursday on “Sick People,” an independent film with scenes filmed in Coweta.
The movie stars C. Thomas Howell (“The Outsiders,” “Soul Man,” “The Amazing Spiderman”), Kristen Dalton (“The Departed,” “Jack Reacher”), Jasmine Guy (“A Different World,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and Lin Shaye (“There’s Something About Mary”).
The finale was filmed Wednesday at the Salbide Avenue bridge in downtown Newnan. There was also filming on Posey Road, at Jekyll and Hyde’s on U.S. Hwy 29, and at a home on Fourth Street.
“We had three wonderful days in Newnan. We had a fantastic experience here,” said producer and director Ken Farrington of Vision-X Productions.
“Sick People” is a physiological thriller that focuses on Cassie (Dalton), a nurse who is haunted by patients she abused and mistreated.
Unfamiliar with her past, Dr. Zimmerman (Howell) hires Cassie to be an in-home nurse to his terminally ill father.
“Throughout the story she is getting haunted by individual patients, one by one,” said Farrington. “They don’t come all at once until the very end.”
According to Farrington, they were searching for the perfect bridge to film the finale. When they found the Salbide Avenue bridge, they were also wowed by the Caldwell Tanks building that runs along Salbide. “We illuminated the building with all sorts of lights,” Farrington said. “We weren’t looking for a building, but because it was such an incredible visual location, we had to incorporate it into the film.”
Now that filming has wrapped up, they’re moving to post production and according to Farrington, several distribution offers have already been received.