The Town of Pulaski, specifically Town Council, welcomed me to one of their meetings and agreed to help us fund part of our lodging costs for the film, as well as offering us any logistical help that we might need. The members of the council had some great things to say about the project and its potential to help show off my hometown. The funding they provided meant that our crew had actual beds to sleep on, rather than trying to cram onto air mattresses and into sleeping bags.
I also want to throw out a specific thank you to John White, the Economic Development Director for Pulaski. John not only was instrumental in securing our lodging, in helping at the council meeting, and in bringing even more support and attention to the project but he also came through with personal support whenever we needed it.
As filmmakers in a metropolitan area, a lot of us can get used to the idea of municipalities fighting our efforts and creating scores of red tape for us to sift through. But Pulaski was a breath of fresh air, and everyone I came across had nothing but good things to say and great things to offer.
If you’re looking for a small town for a filmmaking project, it is a great place to check out. You can visit their website for more information and images of the scenery there. Between the Blue Ridge Mountains, the New River Trail, and historic Calfee Park (where the Pulaski Mariners play) there are a ton of fantastic locations that you can choose from.