‘The Hollow’ Movie is about an amazing night that a woman was able to have with her terminally ill husband on one of his last nights alive due to the power of food. It is inspired by a true story here in Georgetown at the Hollow Restaurant on the Square. Producers are now aiming for a Spring 2018 production.
We caught up with Producer, Andrew C. Richey, a current resident of Georgetown, who has worked in entertainment on three continents. Most notably he produced a film ‘Fig‘ that sold to HBO, a documentary ‘Code Black‘ that CBS turned into a drama, currently in its third season, and he has worked with Terrance Mallick in south Austin on ‘Voyage of Time‘.
“I think it is a real opportunity for the community to see what a relationship with the film community might look like and the benefits it could bring, not only in terms of revenue, but also in notoriety and building tourism.
“Personally, I think it is a great industry because it injects thousands if not hundred of thousands into a local economy without draining any local resources. Nothing is pulled from the ground, no trees are displaced, no giant complex is built.” ~Producer Andrew C. Richey.
Actors: The film, ‘The Hollow’ has attracted some top talent to the production! Some of the artists include acting giants and Texas natives Juli Erickson and Grant James who have worked on films from ‘Tombstone’ to ‘Bernie’ to ‘Walker Texas Ranger’ and so many more.
Cinematography: Texas native and award winning cinematographer Damian Horan has come aboard. He has a phenomenal list of feature and music videos as well as having shot several of HBOs television spots over the past few years for shows like Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, and Last Week Tonight.
Composer: We also have a prolific composer Jay Vincent who has been composing the last few Lego Movies.
The team includes – Writer/director/actor Ryan Culver has been in shows from Spin City to NCIS and Charmed.
Benefits to Georgetown:
“You have to look no further than Taylor (Transformers), Pflugerville (Friday Night Lights TV Show), Bastrop (too many to count) , Smithville (Hope Floats house brings in tourism every year), Lockhart (Leftovers). With all Georgetown has to offer, we should see some of that work coming here.
“So all that being said, I think that The Hollow is a great opportunity to bring a small project with very strong team to show what even a small film can do both in terms of immediate economic spend, but more importantly in highlighting the charm of our beautiful little town.” ~Producer Andrew C. Richey.
Here is a video that Bastrop and Lockhart Tourism departments put together showing the benefit to their communities:
‘Georgia has turned Atlanta into the #1 filming destination in the world, dethroning Los Angeles this year.’
How Can Georgetown Citizens Get Involved?
There are opportunities to pre-purchase the film, play a part in the film, buy memorabilia. For those who might be food or art lovers, they also have the opportunity to grab unique food perks including original sketches from award winning Chef Jacob Hilbert at the Hollow!
And folks can also help spread the word about this great project with anyone who might be interested in it.
“Georgetown could change some simple things to become a filming destination
~”One would be to get a film friendly designation from the Texas Film Commission.
~”It could become much clearer on its website about how to permit and include a warm invitation to filmmakers.
~”Create a database that highlights our beautiful locations as possibilities for filmmakers, invite local business who would like to benefit from film spends to register their businesses as film friendly for locations or providing food, material, and services.
~”It should have an easily identifiable point person who out-of-town producers can reach on the phone or email who can sell our beautiful town and show them around when they come to scout.
~”If it wanted to go so far, it could do what many small towns have and create a film commission that actively welcomes, encourages, and seeks out productions to bring here. Like Clear Water, FL who isn’t much larger than us.” ~Producer Andrew C. Richey.
If you’d like to know more and maybe get involved you can go to The Hollow Movie Page on Facebook.