Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Filming brings in money locally

The Shadow House is the perfect setting for "Legend of Love," a tragic, moving story, according to Susan Shadow-Scoggins, one of the heirs to the house.

"The Shadow House was built in the 1840's and has survived as Sunnyside Plantation, and a working wholesale nursery, known as Dixie Nursery, in it's lifetime," said Scoggins.

Being able to film at the Shadow House has been beneficial to the local economy, according to E.J. Colvin, co-producer of the film.

She said some meals were provided by a local caterer, while cast and crew also ate at local restaurants.

"We purchased gas for generators every day, tons of ice and water, and we purchased food from (local merchants)," she said.

Colvin also said that cast and crew stayed at a local hotel and the crew rented props locally and bought props from local antique merchants.

Filming at the Shadow House and in this area was financially beneficial to the film crew as well, according to Colvin, who is also a location scout.

"It is less expensive to do it here than in Shreveport," she said. Colvin is hopeful that this cast and crew will spread the good word, which in turn will bring more movies to the area.

The house and surrounding property is owned and operated by the Shadow family. The family group is involved with movie groups that are fascinated by its many historic properties.

"We are still hopeful that the house can be restored and opened to the public," said Scoggins, who said the family is still open to any state, federal or private group interested in the history of north Louisiana and in restoration of the property.

Any interested party may contact Scoggins at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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