"Let There Be Light" Movie to Film in Birmingham, Alabama
Create Birmingham, working with the Alabama Film Office, announced that the feature film, "Let There Be Light," has begun pre-production in Birmingham, Alabama.
Create Birmingham, working with the Alabama Film Office, was instrumental in recruiting the production for the Birmingham area. The production will employ approximately 50 Alabama crew members, a number of Alabama cast members in small roles and more than 300 background talent throughout the production.
The faith-based feature film is directed by and stars Kevin Sorbo, perhaps best known for his two television series, "Hercules" and "Andromeda" and the movie "God's Not Dead." Sorbo first visited Birmingham when he worked with Alabama filmmakers Jon and Andy Erwin on their 2014 film, "Coffee Shop."
Sorbo's wife, Sam ("Chicago Hope," "Hercules"), is co-screenwriter of "Let There Be Light" and stars alongside her husband. Her writing partner, Dan Gordon ("The Hurricane," "Wyatt Earp," "Passenger 57") started his career as a writer and executive story editor for Michael Landon's "Highway to Heaven" television series.
Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning artist, Travis Tritt, has a featured role in the film. A 30-year music-industry veteran, Tritt has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992.
"We're thrilled to help the film industry make connections in Birmingham and discover our unique surroundings. This is a great example of how the creative industry is leading the way to make an impact on Birmingham's local economy," said President & CEO Buddy Palmer.
According to Sorbo, the "Let There Be Light" production team cancelled a planned scouting expedition to another state based on the very positive reception and experience scouting Birmingham.
About Create Birmingham
Create Birmingham constructs and supports avenues for creative pursuit in education, community spaces, and workforce and economic development. Its mission is investing in imagination and invention. To learn more, please visit www.createbirmingham.org.
About Alabama Film Office
The mission of the Alabama Film Office is to increase economic opportunities by building and promoting film and the related media industries in the State of Alabama. This includes recommending policies and legislation, implementing and participating in programs and projects, and actively representing Alabama's natural assets and film industry infrastructure. Visit http://www.alabamafilm.org for more details.
Buddy Palmer, President & CEO