A feature film titled, “Redeemed,” is expected to begin production in Columbus next month, movie director Terrence “Ty” Manns said Monday, with between 200 and 300 extras needed to pull it off.
“I think we’ll probably spend about $200,000 on the economy once the smoke all clears,” Manns, a local resident, said of “Redeemed,” which starts shooting in and around Columbus on Nov. 29, with production running until Dec. 15. It is being filmed for Charlotte, N.C.-based Visions Productions.
Manns and executive producer Bishop Charles V. Mackie, partners in Manns/Mackie Studios, shot another faith-based movie, “My Brother’s Keeper,” in the Columbus area earlier this year. That effort, which is scheduled for release next April, features actors Joey Lawrence, Robert Ri’chard, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Gregory Alan Williams and T.C. Stallings.