The headless horseman rode into town last week, as the cast and crew of Fox's Sleepy Hollow began shooting season three in Rockdale County. The production team has been filming around the community in several different locations, including at a private residence on Main Street and in Olde Towne Conyers. This week, they will film at some private residences near Ebeneezer Road and GA State Route 212.
According to Gina Hartsell, camera ready film liaison for the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council, there is a large fan base for the show. "This is the first time I've had people come up to me [during production] to say ‘we really love the show'."
The production company is leasing two warehouses near Sigman Road, though a lot of the actual filming is shot outside.
The season premiere of Sleepy Hollow is scheduled for Oct. 1.
Filming in Olde Towne Conyers of CW's The Originals took place last week, with most of the work done at night. Hartsell said the production will return to Olde Towne with preparations on Wednesday, July 29, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., and filming for the second episode of Season 3 on Thursday, July 30, 3 p.m. - 3 a.m. Center Street between Main Street and Railroad Street will be closed as well as Commercial Street between Warehouse Street and Center Street. Filming will take place at the intersection of Center Street and Commercial Street, in the alley behind Jack's Automotive.
Miracles from Heaven
Jennifer Gardner was in Rockdale County last week, filming scenes at Rockdale Medical Center for the upcoming Sony Entertainment film, Miracles from Heaven. Based on the book, "Three Miracles From Heaven," by Christy Beam, the film tells the story of a young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder who finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.
Though filming in Rockdale County wrapped up last week, scenes are still be shot in and around Atlanta, including at the airport and the Georgia Aquarium. The movie is slated to be released on March 18, 2016.
Lewis and Clark
The HBO mini-series, Lewis and Clark, has begun filming in Canada and the Pacific Northwest this summer, but a skeleton crew is already on site in Rockdale County, preparing for a September shoot, Hartsell said. The six hour series, produced by Tom Hanks, Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, tells the story of the Corps of Discovery's expedition across North America to the Pacific Ocean. The film stars Casey Afleck as Meriwether Lewis and Mattias Schoenaerts as William Clark.