Independent movie films scenes in Bowling Green

Published: May. 25, 2017 at 5:29 PM CDT
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A film based on a Vietnam War story has scenes being shot in Bowling Green. "Summer of '67" is an independent movie written and directed by Sharon Wilharm from Springfield, Tennessee.

Wilharm says her husband went to school for filmmaking. She told 13 News, "back in 1999 he started doing a documentary and the documentary turned into a feature film with me writing it." The couple is now working on their 7th film together.

"Summer of '67" is inspired by stories from Wilharm's father. "He was on the USS Forrestal when it caught on fire, and so I grew up listening to the stories. So this is told about three women, two of which -- one husband and one boyfriend -- are on the Forrestal," said Wilharm.

Thursday's filming took place at Reservoir Hill for a Memorial Day scene. The crew also filmed at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum. The rest of the film takes place in Springfield, Tennessee.

Actors from not only Kentucky and Tennessee, but also some from as far away as Arkansas and New York, came to be part of this 1960's based film. Nearly 500 people auditioned for roles. "Summer of '67" is scheduled for limited theatrical release in November 2018.