Feature-length film, Ocean Drive, chronicles the journey of real-life legendary shag dancer, Chicken Hicks, in the 1940s and ‘50s as he and his compatriots play an integral role in introducing beach music to the masses despite racial boundaries. The film gets its title from the famous section of North Myrtle Beach, where some of the famous “juke joints,” or shag clubs, were established.
In addition to the heritage and scenic beauty associated with North and South Carolina’s coast, Brad Yoder, writer and producer of Ocean Drive, chose to film in the Carolina’s because of his personal experiences. “Carolinians have created a very warm, welcoming culture,” says Yoder, who grew up in High Point, N.C. “The folks here get excited about shooting a movie in this region, especially one that chronicles the life of a legendary resident and the state dance.”
Yoder believes in giving back to his community and wants local investors to take pride in being part of a regional film. “As a result of filming in the Carolinas, we are stimulating the local economy by creating jobs, feeding into the tax base and providing tourism dollars to the areas in which we shoot,” says Yoder.
To learn more about the movie Ocean Drive, opportunities for investment in the film, and the history of beach music and shag dancing, visit http://www.OceanDriveMovie.com.
About OD Movie Development, LLC.
OD Movie Development is a project-specific, single-purpose LLC created to produce the feature-length film Ocean Drive. The company, located in High Point, N.C., is managed by Brad Yoder, writer and producer of Ocean Drive. The historical drama chronicles the life of legendary shag dancer Chicken Hicks during the 1940s and ‘50s in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina. OD Movie Development is set to begin filming Ocean Drive in spring 2012. For more information, visit http://www.oceandrivemovie.com