About Porches and Private Eyes
How did Porches and Private Eyes begin?
Mississippi creatives Greg Russell and James Minter introduced the idea of making a feature film, like the ones we made in Arizona, but based in Brookhaven.
Where did the idea from the story come from?
Writer/Director Travis Mills was inspired to make a comedy/murder-mystery in the style of the Tom Hanks film The Burbs and Fried Green Tomatoes. Many of the characters and locations in the film were based directly on actual people and places in the town.
How was the cast chosen?
A casting call was held in 2015 and more than 150 actors auditioned for roles in the movie. It was important to our team that most of the cast be from Mississippi.
Were all the actors professionals?
Where did the crew come from?
Below is a list of people and businesses in Brookhaven, MS who without their help we would not been able to make this film.
Robbie Van Mullem
Brookhaven Tourism Council
Brookhaven Police Department
Town of Brookhaven
Troy and Ashley Douglas
Dee Dee Smith