"Down and Yonder"

Filming for “Down and Yonder” is schedule to begin in late July in Walker County. The film crew is looking to raise $30,000 to produce the full-feature film. The fundraiser officially kicks off Feb. 2 on indiegogo.com and will run for 60 days. From left: Benson Greene, Christopher Flippo, Geoff James and Sam Griffiths, all of Cindicate Productions. (Messenger photo/Josh O’Bryant)

An Atlanta film crew, whose members are Walker County natives, plan to shoot a film in Walker and is looking to raise money for the project.

Cindicate Productions in Atlanta is made up of young filmmakers who are hard at work on filming a project titled “Down and Yonder.” Three of the filmmakers graduated with Ridgeland High School’s Class of 2005.

Producer and actor Geoff James, director and writer Christopher Flippo, and director of photography Benson Greene are natives of Walker County and now have a film production company called Cindicate Productions.

Greene and Flippo are from Rossville and James is from Chickamauga and LaFayette.

Shooting for the independent film “Down and Yonder” begins July 25 in Walker County and the crew is looking to raise $30,000 to produce the full-feature film.

The fundraiser officially kicks off Feb. 2 and will run for 60 days.

The Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign fundraiser will be found at indiegogo.com.

According to James, the synopsis of the film is as follows:

“Down and Yonder” is a story about two friends having a belated coming-of-age in their mid-twenties. When one of them becomes convinced to move away, they both begin to examine their futures. The film is about a friendship that becomes tested by time and distance, and it is ultimately a love letter to growing up in a small, southern town.

Its creators describe the film as a comedy/drama that explores themes of friendship, maturity and the search for home.

It asks how much of ourselves we must change in order to engage with others.

“Recently we've completed another short film called ‘Phantom Marks’ that we are hoping will go on a festival run starting at the Chattanooga Film Festival,” James said. “Last year our short film ‘The Future West’ debuted there.

“Starting Feb. 2 we are starting an indiegogo campaign for our feature film "Down And Yonder" that will be filming in Walker County and surrounding areas and using some local talent starting July 25,” James said. “We are wanting to raise $30,000 for the film and need all the help we can get.”

James said the film would need extras to perform as background players as well as any food donations for the film.

“We are thrilled to be able to make a feature film. It’s a dream of ours and to do it in our home town of Walker County is huge to us,” James said.

Cindicate Productions can be found at facebook.com/CindicateProductions.