(LEX 18) — A central Kentucky farm was chosen as the setting for a new independent feature film.
This week the crew from all over the world is shooting at Arcadia farm and some other locations in Lincoln and Boyle counties.
“Very first time in Kentucky, people are extremely friendly. I love it out here,” said Director Valerio Vanoli.
We're told the movie is titled 'Not For Nothing.' It's about a grandmother with Alzheimer's who lives on a Kentucky farm that's in disrepair, when her juvenile delinquent grandson is sent to live with her.
“At first he comes with his friends to rip her off, but his heart will be changed by working in Kentucky and his developing love for his grandmother,” said Production Designer Robbie Henson, from Danville .
Some faces you may recognize in the film include Karen Grassle from Little House on the Prairie or Louis Gossett Junior who won an academy award for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman.
The director said they scouted for weeks before landing on Arcadia.
One of the owners of Arcadia said it's an honor to host the crew, although they've done some rearranging to make the house look more distressed.
They’re excited to show people a slice of Kentucky.
“They fell in love with it the minute they walked on, they said, 'this is the right location this is what we've been looking for.' And we are, we're tucked away in the middle of nowhere. Isn't it wonderful that people can see the beautiful, beautiful bluegrass countryside of south Central Kentucky?” Arcadia Events Coordinators and Manager Debre Sabia said.
Filming is expected to take another 2-3 weeks. No word yet on when the film will be released.
Arcadia also can be booked as an event space, bed-and-breakfast, and offers equine tours. For more information, click here.