“Coming of Age” Movie Filming at Dancing Goats Today

You may have noticed even more activity than usual at Dancing Goats this morning.  Film crews, Decatur Police and catering trucks have set up shop in and around the coffee shop.

We reached out to the city’s Shirley Baylis – the city’s special events and community outreach coordinator – and she told us Fox 2000’s “Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda” is filming there today.

According to Deadline, the “coming of age” novel – which the film is based on…

 …focuses on Simon Spier, a 16-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being made public. Change-averse Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out — in a way that won’t alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasn’t even met yet. “coming-of-age pic based on Becky Albertelli’s debut novel.”

Deadline noted in a follow up post that the film stars  Katherine Langford, “the Aussie newcomer who is co-starring in Netflix’s upcoming YA series 13 Reasons Why“, Nick Robinson and Logan Miller.

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ESPN Game Day Filming in Decatur Today


A note on The Decatur Minute this morning stated that there would be filming at Ebster Rec Center and across the street at the Decatur Housing Authority.  Here’s the note…

The City of Decatur has issued a film permit to Shadowlight Pictures for a television project today.  The project will film at Ebster Recreation Center as well as on the Decatur Housing Authority property at the corner of Trinity and Electric Avenue.  Decatur police will be present at both locations.  We do anticipate intermittent traffic control for about twenty minutes in the afternoon. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

We followed up with the city’s Katie Abel for details and she told us that ESPN Game Day is shooting promotional footage.  She added “It looks pretty cool over there”.

Photo courtesy of Be Active Decatur

Barbershop 3 Filming Around Decatur This Week


The Decatur Minute reports that the MGM Studios film, Barbershop 3, will be filming around Decatur this week.

The city site says that filming will be taking place on Ponce de Leon Court and at the chapel at Decatur First United Methodist Church through Friday.  Decatur Police and private security will be onsite but the city isn’t planning for any road closures.

The film will play host to many stars according to IMDB, including Ice Cube, Common, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson.

“Michelle Darnell” Filming at Decatur Locations Tomorrow

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The City of Decatur provided this filming alert for tomorrow…

The City of Decatur has issued a film permit to Universal Studios for a project titled “Michelle Darnell” on Wednesday, April 15th.  The project will film at two locations in Decatur: at the DeKalb History Center and at Agnes Scott College.  Decatur police will be present at both locations and there will be intermittent traffic control on both E. Ponce de Leon Ave in front of the Old Courthouse as well as on College Avenue in front of the school.  Traffic closures will not occur during peak school and rush hour periods (7:30-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm)

According to IMDB, the film stars Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Schaal and Kristen Bell.  Here’s the plot summary…

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Photos courtesy of IMDB

Photos: Rings Filming in the Decatur Cemetery

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Chris sent in these photos of filming of the horror movie “Rings” at Decatur Cemetery this morning.

Photos: “Vampire Diaries” and “Rings” Filming Around Decatur and Avondale


We’ve received a couple of cool pics from filming locations around Decatur and Avondale in the last day or so.  First, Gina sent in this photo yesterday of Vampire Diaries filming taking place on Dartmouth Avenue in Avondale Estates.


Darren sends along this photo this afternoon of the set being built for “Rings” near the creek at the east side of the Decatur Cemetery.  The Decatur Minute reported last week that Rings would also be filming on Fayetteville Road from March 22-28th.