‘Holy Ghost People’ filmed at Tennessee summer camp


Holy Ghost People, a church cult thriller debuting at the SXSW film festival in Austin was shot in large part on location during the offseason at a summer camp for girls in Tennessee.

Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, Tenn., provides the backdrop for the movie involving a rural charismatic snake-handling church called Church of One Accord. The movie was directed by Mitchell Altieri and stars Emma Greenwell (Shameless), Joe Engender and Brendan McCarthy.

Producer Don R. Lewis wrote about the summer camp set in a recent blog post over at FilmThreat.com:

We were filming a majority of the film at a summer camp for girls that was closed for the off-season and it was a beautiful place to be. Myself and the core crew arrived early and each day new people trickled in like a gang of vagabonds. Having grown up as a sports fan, I began to see production as a sort of football game or some kind of war. We slowly assembled the team and put people where we knew they could help. Everyday we had a goal to reach and everyone played a part in reaching that goal. I took my role to be find out what Mitch (the director) wanted and stop at nothing to get it done. Then, I’d enlist whoever could help the cause and get it done.

Check out the trailer below or click HERE.

See what other summer camps have been used in movie and TV productions on our Summer Camp Filming Locations page.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

Leave a Response