Hitting Pause: Dodd Vickers

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

“During this pause in filming, I’ve enjoyed time with my family and helping my wife distribute homemade face masks. I took some time to study for and receive my General Class Amateur radio license. This allows me to communicate with people in numerous countries and to hear directly from them as to how the Pandemic is impacting their area. I also started a podcast called ‘Locations on Two’ in which I interview location managers from around the world including two members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. We talk about their backstories, experiences, and what we think things will look like when we do go back to work. It’s been incredibly rewarding to talk with people that I respect and share it with audiences inside and outside of the film community.” — Dodd Vickers, Location Manager, LGMI, from Cumming

Hitting Pause: Tina Sauls

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

“During this pause in filming, I’m enjoying downtime at the family farmhouse in Valdosta, Georgia. It was my grandparents’ home and I’ve been fixing it up. I’ve been remodeling and installing new electric throughout the house. It’s a great place to escape to. It inspires new ideas and talents in me to use when filming resumes.”  —Tina Sauls, Valdosta, producer’s assistant

 

Hitting Pause: Theresa Daniel

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

“These past few months I’ve been staying home working on my garden, hanging out with the animals, and cleaning out the attic. I’m also working on some ideas for a children’s book. When productions return, I hope to work on my goal of being on 100 different film sets. Right now, I’m up to 87!” – Theresa Daniel of Forsyth, background actor

Hitting Pause: Jason Benton

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

“I’ve kept all my employees on our payroll during the shutdown so now that things are opening back up, we started working again this week. We’ve been doing work like painting and roofing for folks who work in the film industry. We’re also doing equipment maintenance, so we’ll be ready to jump back in once filming returns. On a personal note, I got accepted into Notre Dame’s MBA program and I’m taking a preparatory math class right now. I’m keeping busy!” — Jason Benton, owner of Great Dane Production Services in Tucker

Hitting Pause: Charity Cervantes

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

Charity Cervantes is an Atlanta-based actress that has appeared in a number of Georgia productions, including “Insatiable,” “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” and “Robbie,” which premieres on Comedy Central tonight.

“My boyfriend and I bought a new house, and we’ve been using this down time to get settled in our new home. We’re excited to meet the neighbors in Intown Atlanta. It’s been a great time to explore our new neighborhood — from a distance, of course!”

Hitting Pause: Erika Doss

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

“For all you Crew Moms out there: I FEEL YOU! Can’t wait be out there in the creative world again! While I’m trying to remember 6th grade math and failing, Oliver (age 12) keeps reminding me that the teachers don’t sit with them in frustration and that he knows what to do …” — Erika Doss, set photographer, Marietta

At the start of this quarantine my son and I were still trying to find out how online school was going to work! While I’m trying to remember 6th grade Math and failing, Oliver (12) keeps reminding me that the teachers don’t sit with them in frustration and that he knows what to do …

Around Easter the weather here in Georgia started to look and feel very much like Spring and my trees in the yard looked so pretty! I couldn’t help but to take a Family Portrait with a twist: No one needs to dress up for it … and so we did it “Quarantine Style!”

 

Hitting Pause: Danielle Rusk

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

“During this break in filming, I’m spending my free time helping animals. I’ve groomed horses, rescued a pigeon, and spent lots of quality time with my dog.” – Danielle Rusk, Key Assistant Location Manager from Athens, GA

Hitting Pause: Erika Crawford Gordon

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic.

Erika Crawford Gordon, a nurse who has worked on numerous productions as an on-set baby nurse, is working full-time on the trauma team at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. “I guess I’m not really paused — I’m working at the hospital full-time in the OR now,” says Erika. “I hope to be back on the set soon, when the time is right.”

Hitting Pause: Taylor Vickers

Georgians who work in the film/TV industry at home during the pandemic. 

“We converted a part of our basement into a sewing area and I’ve been producing masks for people that need them. We’ve handed them out to people in our community including flight attendants who are still working and some film folks in the Locations community that need them because of trips to clinics and medical centers.”

—Taylor Vickers, location scout for the film industry and a resident of Cumming