How does a local kid with dreams of creating movies get his foot in the door of Georgia’s billion-dollar film industry? Darrius Tucker of McDonough found a way.
“One day I was a fan of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and the next month I was a locations assistant on set,” said Tucker, who graduated last year from the Georgia Film Academy’s program at Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin. “I wouldn’t be working on this caliber of show if it weren’t for the Film Academy.”
In addition to “The Walking Dead,” Tucker has worked on “Black Panther,” the newest “Avengers,” and several other productions as a locations assistant. The locations team readies the site for filming, including setting up parking, tents, catering, restrooms, trash disposal and air conditioning.
“We’re ‘behind-the-scenes’ of the behind-the-scenes work on films,” said Tucker.