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Filmed in Dawson

Check out some of the big screen films that were filmed in Dawson County, Georgia.

Dawson County has a unique geography of rolling hills, curvy roads, mountainous backdrops, and farm land making it an ideal location for film production. Long-time settlers of Dawson County lived off the land, hunting the forests, fishing the streams, and working the land on small subsistence farmsteads.

Dawson County continues to celebrate its agricultural roots, with small farms championing the freshness of local foods and offering visitors a glimpse of the farming life. The settings of old farmsteads offer perfect locations for filming giving you space, privacy, and perfect scenery needed for those special scenes.

In addition to its natural resources, Dawson County is also home to historic and unique sites including old churches, a historic courthouse, historic jail, old rock school house, farms, steel bridge, cemeteries, river and lake access, and a location that houses city hall and a moonshine distillery under the same roof.

Check out some of the notable titles that have been filmed right here in Dawson County!

Trouble with the Curve

A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.

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Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

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Get out On the Trail

If there is one place where Mother Nature is alive and kicking, it is Dawsonville-Dawson County. Perched at the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail, surrounded by mountain high country and encompassing rivers and forests, backcountry trails and cascading waterfalls.

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The Accountant

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars.

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Walk in the Woods

Celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, Catherine, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - two thousand two hundred miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long-lost and former friend Stephen Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late.

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Located about an hour north of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson airport and directly off a main artery, Highway 400, we are an ideal spot for all film types. Dawson County Georgia is a camera-ready location.

Front Runner

Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to "follow him around" while he's not campaigning on weekends.

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American Pickers

Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

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Film Your Next Project Here.

For more information, contact the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Office at 706-265-6278 or email us at info@dawson.org as far in advance as possible for assistance.

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