Television Productions &
Shot in Beaufort County
Film Locations in Neighboring
SHOWS and TV MOVIES
IN BEAUFORT COUNTY
(Broadcast 1989; Date filmed: April 1989)
Robert Urich, Leslie-Anne Down
Directed by Jerrold Freedman
location: Hilton Head Island.
(Series Dates 1994 - 1998;
Additional special programs planned)
Creators/Cast: Ron and Natalie Daise
Nickelodeon Web site described the series in these words:
"Hosts Ron and Natalie Daise, a warm and loving African-American
couple who live on a Sea Island off the coast of South Carolina,
open their home to pre-schoolers and their care-givers with
a rich mix of song, games, stories, dance and humor. The sing-a-long
series stimulates active participation from viewers around
such familiar topics as birthdays, jokes, baby animals, rhyming,
collecting and preparing food. With the Daises and their three
children as the heart of the show, a variety of friends, relatives,
neighborhood children and a bright-yellow tree frog named
Binyah Binyah Pollywog (a full body puppet) form an extended
family that always includes the viewers. Each episode also
includes an exploration of the unique culture of the Sea Island
region with an up-close look at the community and its people,
including artists, fishermen, weavers and farmers."
much of the show was filmed in the Nickelodeon Studios (Universal
Studios site in Orlando, Florida), the Daises often returned
to Beaufort and the Sea Islands for "location" shots
featuring local sights and people.
shows theme song included a Gullah
expression, "put your foot in your hand" (that is,
Borrowed, Something Blue
(Date filmed: September 1995)
Connie Selleca, Jameson Parker, Twiggy Lawson, Shawnee Smith
Hilton Head Island.
(Filmed April 2000; Projected Broadcast
Date: Fall 2000)
Scott Bairstow, Alex Burns, Steve Burton, Michael Pena,
Vicellous Ron Shannon, Tammy Townsend.
and Executive Producer: Michael Watkins
DreamWorks Pictures Nickelodeon
Pictures began filming the two-hour television pilot episode,
Semper Fi, on April 16, 2000. The drama spotlights
Marine Corps recruits in basic training at the Recruit Depot
at Parris Island, and the series would follow their military
careers worldwide. All filming took place at locations on
the Depot itself. During a news segment produced by South
Carolina Educational Television affiliate station WJWJ-TV
(and aired on April 13), Parris Island Commanding General
Stephen A. Cheney expressed his high satisfaction with the
accuracy of the productions portrayal of recruit life
and of the Marine Corps.
creator Jim Uhls credited Marine Corps officials with assistance
in reaching that standard. "In any case where we may
have gone over the line here and there," he told Beaufort
Gazette staff writer Jim Newman, "we want to
be brought back into line as much as they want us to be."
Uhl added that the productions "spirit" had
always been "to honor the Marine Corps" and "to
reflect it accurately".
Alex Burns said that the entire cast was "really trying
to do what the recruits do." Ann Hubbard, a Depot drill
instructor, agreed. "Its unbelievable how they
try to conquer everything we throw at them. Im sure
theyll continue to do so." Meeting the demands
of her role of recruit Rita Velez, Tammy Townsend disclosed
that she was "bruised and (had) all the marks to show
it." Among other challenges, Townsend scaled a
tall training tower (in spite of a fear of heights).
IN BEAUFORT COUNTY
Investments (March-April 1993)
S. Marine Corps (April 1994)
Coffee (June 1994)
Catalogue (September 1994)
Catalogue (October 1994)
IN BEAUFORT COUNTY
Movies shot in Colleton and Jasper
just next door!
(See also the Beaufort
County entries for other films using these locations)
Chiefs (TV movie)
Charlton Heston, Paul Sorvino, Billy Dee Williams,
Keith Carradine, Brad Davis
Directed by Jerry London
Distributor: Movies Unlimited
of the movie (based on Stuart Woods book, Chiefs)
filmed scenes at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro.
Scarlett (TV movie)
Cast: Joanne Whaley-Kilmer, Timothy Dalton
Charleston, Colleton County.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
1995; Date filmed: July 1995 )
Cast: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow
Directed by Steve Oedekerk
Morgan Creek/Warner Brothers
Shoot locations: Charleston, Berkeley, Colleton
1997; Date filmed: April 1996)
Cast: Jonathan Taylor-Thomas, Devon Sawa,
Scott Baristow, Jamey Sheridan,Frances Fisher
Directed by William Dear
Morgan Creek/Warner Brothers
portion of this film was shot in
1997; Date filmed: October 1996)
Cast: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones
Summerville, Colleton County, Dorchester County.
Gary (Assistant Library Director, Colleton County, SC,
Memorial Library). E-mail message of March 28, 2002.
Visits P. I. for Son's Graduation". The
Beaufort Gazette, September 9, 1965; 6-A.
Online Movie Facts (Web site http://www.eonline.com).
(Production data for Chiefs)
Roger. Review of Daughters of the
Dust; March 13, 1992, on Movie Review Query Engine (Internet Web site http://www.mrqe.com).
Kristen. "Beach Music,
Starring Pitt, Filming in Beaufort This Fall." The
Beaufort Gazette. March 21, 2000;
pp. 1-A, 2-A.
Marti. "Local Marines Play Extras in Film: Drew,
Young Play Marines in Engagement." The
Beaufort Gazette. September 19,
1999; p. 1-D.
Gullah Island" page on the Nickelodeon web site (Internet Web site http://www.nick.com).
Lolita and Cheryl Grafo. "Filming Frustrates Some
Residents." The Beaufort Gazette. August 1,
1998; pp. 1-A, 2-A.
Lolita, "Hollywood Comes Back to Beaufort".
The Beaufort Gazette; July 18, 1998; p. 10-A.
Ginnie. Lights, Camera ... Beaufort:
Hollywood Comes to the Lowcountry.
First Edition. The Author, 1995.
Leonard (editor). Leonard Maltin's 2002 Movie &
Video Guide. A Plume Book/Penguin Books, 2001.
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, Public Affairs
Office. Telephone interview of July 22, 1998.
Max ."Rules of Engagement (Review
at filmcritic.com, Internet Web sitehttp://www.filmcritic.com)", © 2000.
Picture Filmed Here is Prize Winner". The Beaufort
Gazette. August 7, 1958; p. A-7.
Movie Review Query Engine (http://www.mrqe.com).
Picture Scenes being Made Here Now". The
June 29, 1917; p. 1.
People Make Winter Quarters Here". The
Beaufort Gazette, November 16, 1917;
in the Lowcountry: 'Lights! -- Roll Camera! -- Speed!
-- Sound! -- Sticks! "Kings of Carolina" --
Scene 40, Take 9!' Clack!" Beaufort-Lowcountry
Magazine. Spring 1995; pp. 12-14.
Jim. "Hollywood Invades P. I." The Beaufort
Gazette, April 13, 2000; pp. 1-A and 2-A.
at Nite. Telephone interview of July 23, 1998.
South Carolina Production Guide. South Carolina Department
of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 1998.
Perfect" (Photo Caption). The
Beaufort Gazette, February 6, 1999;
and Fall of the Confederacy' Being Pushed Rapidly".
The Beaufort Gazette,
July 20, 1917, p. 1.
Rogers, Dan (Project Manager of the SC Film Office). E-mail
messages of March 28, May 20, and August 20 of 2002.
Video (Internet Web site http://www.goodtogovideo.com/index2.html)
Carolina Film Office Production Wrap-Up" (Report).
Provided by the Greater Beaufort Chamber of Commerce on
July 16, 1998.
Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide. South
Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1992.
(Audiocassette recording, 1942), in the Penn
Ashli; Greater Beaufort Chamber of Commerce. Telephone
interview of July 16, 1998.
Stephen R. ; Curator of the Parris Island Museum. Telephone
interview of March 28, 2002.
(Beaufort). News segment on the filming of the television
pilot, Semper Fi. April 13, 2000.