Seal Ave. residents get first hand look at movie production
By Caray Grace| May 12, 2016 at 1:29 AM CDT - Updated July 24 at 6:37 PM
BILOXI, MS (WLOX)
It's been lights, camera and plenty action on Seal Ave. in Biloxi as the Nicolas Cage film is shot in the historic neighborhood.
The movie shoot has been the talk of the town. As movie crews set up and tear down each day, residents say they're enjoying watching the process.
"They're shooting right over there, in the white house after the brick house," said Ginny Kirkland.
Neighbors have been on star watch.
"I haven't seen any stars. That's why I've been doing it everyday, just to see some stars," said Kirkland.
Big trucks, equipment, and actors recently rolled into town to begin shooting Southern Fury; which also stars John Cusack.
"They were shooting yesterday because they pulled a truck out of the driveway, shot down the street real fast and you would hear them holler cut," said Barbara Lyons.
Nanette Burke and her husband, Dennis are even closer to the action.
"I did get to see a scene, and I was pretty excited because the actor picked up this young lady and she was screaming and kicking and he ran up the sidewalk and burst into the house," said Burke. "It was so much fun to watch."
While it's been a real show for residents, the actual home being used for production belongs to Sherrell Jones. She and her family have moved out for the week so the crew can stage the scenes.
"The past couple days they've filmed in the house. We've gotten to watch some outside in the back on the monitors. They've filmed out front in the yard, some of the neighbors have gotten to see, so it's just been exciting," said Jones.
Jones' teenage daughter finds it to be a great topic of conversation amongst friends.
"They're all really excited, and they're like 'Oh, you should sneak me in to go watch them film.' I'm just like I don't know if I can do that," said Jones.
The Jones' will be able to move back into their home when filming stops. However, neighbors might miss their front row seat to the action.
"I shot a picture of just everybody out there this morning and posted to Facebook, 'I must be in Hollywood, wait no, I'm on Seal Ave., go figure,'" said Dennis Burke.
The movie is looking for Shuckers fans to be in the film on May 17 in the late afternoon through the evening. There will be a tailgate party that evening and crews need fans to fill the screen.
Send a snap shot of you (and your friends) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and put "SHUCKERS" in the subject line to receive times and instructions.