Albany native Michael Cooke brings film project to his hometown

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A film director and writer chose to come back to his childhood home to shoot a pilot titled “Freeman Hospitality,” bringing a small crew onto his family’s properties and into an environment in which they say they are receiving wide support.

Michael Cooke, who made his directorial debut in “Across the Tracks,” is in Albany filming his 20-minute proof of concept pilot at various locations throughout the city this week. He has used locations such as his grandparents’ house and his uncle’s property, both located in the southern end of the city.

The film is set in 2055, and the country is recovering from another civil war. A family running a private security company escorts a foreign journalist into the war-torn lands of south Georgia to interview a warlord. See more at the Albany Herald.

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