1980s Christian hair band movie to film in Columbus

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Film crews are once again setting up shop in the Chattahoochee Valley for a new feature film. “Electric Jesus” will be shot in Columbus and the movie’s director wants to get the community involved.

Chris White, the writer, producer and director of “Electric Jesus,” tells News Leader 9 this movie has been in development for a few years.

It’s set in the summer of 1986 and follows a group of teenagers in a Christian hair metal band. They go on the road for the summer and get the chance to open for Stryper, which is a real band.

White describes the movie as a coming of age rock and roll comedy. He says the movie will be set all over the South but will be filmed in Columbus.

White says he learned about Columbus’ growing film industry while attending a film event held by the state of Georgia while he was at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It’s at that event where White says he met people from Columbus who told him about the Columbus Film Fund. See more at WTVY.

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