What was it like to be on the Bruce Willis movie set? We asked locals who were there.

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Through a public-private partnership, the Columbus Film Commission has a $5 million fund providing incentives to attract film and video productions to the Chattahoochee Valley. But those cinema and TV projects won’t come here if they can’t find suitable locations and crew members.

That’s how folks such as Jenny and Daniel Hord, as well as Jullian Vann and Matt Westlake, are key parts of this effort.

Daniel is a Columbus firefighter and manager of the family’s Turntime Farms in Harris County. Jenny is a homemaker. They allowed the action movie “The Long Night,” starring Bruce Willis and Chad Michael Murray, to be filmed at their house.

About a year ago, through a mutual friend, Columbus Film Commission production coordinator Joel Slocumb heard about the Hord’s 5,500-square-foot house on the 880-acre organic farm and asked if he could visit.

“He came out and snapped a handful of pictures,” Daniel said. “We never heard anything else.”

Then on May 13, Daniel got another call. Officials with a film project wanted to stop by. See more at the Ledger.

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