Paulding airport becoming popular film location

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Paulding’s airport is fast becoming a popular location for a commonplace activity in Georgia — film production.

Filming recently wrapped on the fourth production in a year at Silver Comet Field as the new film “The Last Full Measure” was shot at the airport earlier this month.

The film used a variety of locations at the airport, including the tarmac, a hillside area for a target practice range, and the airport’s new corporate hangar as a base of operations for the crew. It also reportedly is filming in Costa Rica.

Wes Hagen, the chief location manager, said the Paulding airport worked well for “The Last Full Measure” — especially when hundreds of extras were required for a scene in which the movie’s subject, a Vietnam War medic, receives a posthumous Medal of Honor.

He noted the airport is not “super busy,” which made it easier to maintain creative control. The facility averages about 10 takeoffs and landings per day.

“Working at airports is never an easy thing,” Hagen said. See more at MDJOnline.

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