It’s been a busy month for film and television production in Georgia this May. Here’s what we saw, where it shot, and how to spot it in your neighborhood.
India Sweets and Spices (production code: ISAS) is a new indie comedy filming mostly in Marietta. The film, written and directed by Geeta Malik, follows a college freshman who returns home for summer break and has her life turned upside-down by secrets from her East Indian family’s past. The screenplay was originally titled Dinner with Friends and won a 2016 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting award. Between May 4 and 5, filming took place in East Cobb. On May 7, production moved to Buckhead, shooting near Peachtree Battle Road. Signs were spotted along Roswell Road on May 14. On and off since the 19th, a basecamp has been set up in Marietta at the Sewel Mill Baptist Church in East Cobb.
Brand new at the end of May, The Conjuring 3 is beginning production in Atlanta. This film will be the eighth entry into the Conjuring-Universe (yes, this a thing) and the first to shoot in Georgia. So far, crews were spotted working at a home in Newnan on May 17 and May 24. The Conjuring 3 stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Ingrid Bisu.
BET is shooting a new series, Bigger (GAMU), produced by local veteran producer Will Packer. The show, which is set in Atlanta, will follow five friends looking for love. We first saw signs at Marietta Boulevard and Elaine Avenue on May 12. Crews were working near Centennial Olympic Park on May 16. The next day, filming took place in Lovejoy. On May 23, the series shot in West Midtown.
See more at Atlanta Mag.