Film project underway in Sparta

By | October 8, 2018 5:57 am

White County residents Michal Huff, Gregory Jackson, Richard Eller, Kenneth Cooksey, and Kayleigh Auna Lee, as well as award winning New York actress Charlotte Haug and Arkansas actor Buddy Campbell, will be starring in the “Raising Phil and Ernie.” (Promotional photos courtesy of Linda Lee)

There are several film projects in the works for Sparta, and one of those is the production of “Raising Phil and Ernie.”

White County native Linda Lee, who is an author, screenwriter, producer, and director of the future film, wanted to shoot the movie in her hometown. “Raising Phil and Ernie” TV series began airing on All Nations TV, on Sept. 9, 2018.

The series is being filmed on location in Sparta, and White County residents Michal Huff, Gregory Jackson, Richard Eller, Kenneth Cooksey, and Kayleigh Auna Lee, as well as award winning New York actress Charlotte Haug and Arkansas actor Buddy Campbell, will be starring in the production. Campbell is most famous for the roles he played in “God’s Not Dead” and “Summer of 67.” There will also be special guest appearances by Stella Parton. Lee stated she came up with the idea when she could not find suitable shows on television to watch with her granddaughter.

“I was watching TV with my granddaughter, and we were channel surfing, and each thing we started to watch, I had to turn the channel because it was not appropriate for children,” said Linda Lee. “I love comedy, and Kayleigh wanted to act, and she was always passed over for someone with more experience, so I started my own production company to bring back good family entertainment and give actors and actresses that don’t normally get a chance to show their talent the opportunity to shine.”

Linda Lee explained she chose Sparta because she lives here, and she wanted to be a part of keeping children active and involved by introducing them into the entertainment industry.

“I am hoping to expand in the near future with a family oriented theater company,” said Linda Lee.

She recently wrapped up making a feature film titled “The Abduction of Emmalyn Rose” and hopes to see it released in early 2019. “Raising Phil and Ernie” is a lighter comedy involving two men who decide, after life deals them some harsh blows, to share a house together.

“They soon realize they are as different as daylight and dark,” said Linda Lee. “With opposite personalities that clash, they often argue, until 8-year-old Charlotte [Charlie] Moore is left on their doorstep. This is a light-hearted Southern comedy.”

All Nations TV can be received as an app on a smartphone, watched through Roku, or for additional information on how to view the channel call (855) 937-7247.

comments » 3

  1. Comment by Milton Wallace

    October 8, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Great article!!!

    You can view Raising Phil & Ernie at the following times on All Nations TV (www.allnationstv.com)

    Wednesday–2 pm CST
    Thursday–8 am CST
    Saturday– 8 pm CST
    Monday–2 am CST

  2. Comment by Eric

    October 8, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I absolutely love this! Would also love to know how to audition for future projects

  3. Comment by Charlotte Haug

    October 11, 2018 at 12:02 am

    As Co producer, I would like to give a special thanks to the incredible, most multitalented , creative and brilliant writer and executive producer , Linda Lee, who made it possible for us to create and develop our new country comedy , TV. series, which will no doubt bring, love , and laughter into millions of homes ,and recapture, good old fashion entertainment for all ages . Also we are so blessed and honored to have our very very special celebrity guest Stella Parton join us now. Look for many new surprises to come friends. One thing for sure we promise to make you laugh , and forget your daily troubles.


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