“South for the Winter” was AMAZING!!!

Last year I worked on a film for Painted Horse Film Production called, “South for the Winter” (they also did the Dorito commercial me and my daddy filmed back in October).  I had a small role in the film as “Duck #1”.  My scene was with a group of kids that were on a public access channel on TV singing a song about ducks that had once populated the town that were now gone (the ducks, not the town).  You can read the film synopsis on the production company’s website here!

Yesterday was the premier for the movie for select cast, crew and their families and we were invited.  The event was held at RickyD’s in Madison, Georgia (more on them in a moment).  So, what did I think of the movie???  Let me put it this way.  Even if I had no role in this movie or any kind of ties to it, I STILL WOULD HAVE LOVED IT!!!  This was such a well written, well acted and well produced movie!!!  Abby Corrigan was simply brilliant as “Mackenzie” and my friend Luke Westerfield as “Tyler” totally owned that role!!!.  I also loved Mandi Kerr’s and David Garrett’s performances as well!  Now, time to embarrass my mom, but in a good way. :)

One thing that we have picked up in this almost two year journey in to my acting career is that with all the time we spend on sets and getting inside views in to the production process, well, a movie has to really, really shine through for you to separate yourself from what you saw on set to what you are seeing on screen.  Does that make sense???  In other words, because you were in the film and were on set, sometimes it is hard to fully immerse yourself in to the movie and allow it to take you somewhere special when you see it.  This movie did just that!!!  My mom, who was on set with me when we filmed, was crying SO HARD when we were viewing it.  It totally pulled her heart strings (and mine as well :) )!!!  “South for the Winter” will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will take you on a journey somewhere special!  It is a movie that will shine through, and no, I am not just saying that because I was in it.  It was just a really, really good movie and if you get a chance to see it, wherever it will play be it on cable TV, in a theater or through Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.  Do yourself a favor and watch this with your family, especially if it is around the holidays since it is a Christmas movie.

Now, about RickyD’s in Madison, Georgia.  My family LOVED it!  The place itself is divided in to 3 sections.  The main entry is the snack food bar where they have popcorn, sodas, ice cream, milkshakes, custards, hot dogs and candy.  The middle section is a small, intimate theater that sits about 50 people I would say.  Great for private screenings!  And the third section adjacent to the theater is a wine bar (for the grown ups).  It was such a nice place to hold the viewing and the people that run it are so very, very nice!  If you are ever out that way, do yourself a favor and go to RickyD’s!!!  Also, try their milkshakes, they are AWESOME!!!

Below are some pics from yesterday’s viewing:

Me with Producer, Slade Curtis.

Me with Producer, Slade Curtis.

Me with the awesome people that work at, "RickyD's".

Me with the awesome people that work at, “RickyD’s”.

Me, Mandi Kerr (Sally), Hanna Westerfield, Abby Corrigan (Mackenzie) and Luke Westerfield (Tyler).

Me, Mandi Kerr (Sally), Hanna Westerfield, Abby Corrigan (Mackenzie) and Luke Westerfield (Tyler).

With Executive Producer and Director, Travis Breedlove.

With Executive Producer and Director, Travis Breedlove.

My credit!!!

My very first scrolling credit!!!