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Crew works on 1950s detective film in downtown Augusta

Downtown goers may have noticed lights, cameras, and plenty of action for a filming off Broad...
Downtown goers may have noticed lights, cameras, and plenty of action for a filming off Broad Street on Sunday.(WRDW)
Published: Mar. 27, 2022 at 8:34 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - People wandering downtown Sunday may have noticed a film crew on Broad Street.

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Tim Johnson’s movie “Behind The Black Diamond” that...
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Tim Johnson’s movie “Behind The Black Diamond” that was filming along Broad Street in Augusta, Ga., Sunday afternoon March 27, 2022. 3/27/22 2:31:44 PM Photo by Michael Holahan(MICHAEL HOLAHAN | Michael Holahan)

Tim Johnson, the writer and director, says it was all for his short film, “Behind the Black Diamond.” Johnson says it’s a 1950s detective film staring local actors Christopher Lowe, Asia Jennings and Casey Johnson.

Michael Holahan is heading up the still photography of the filming, and Denton Adkinson is working cinematography.

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Tim Johnson’s movie “Behind The Black Diamond” that...
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Tim Johnson’s movie “Behind The Black Diamond” that was filming along Broad Street in Augusta, Ga., Sunday afternoon March 27, 2022. 3/27/22 2:58:56 PM Photo by Michael Holahan(MICHAEL HOLAHAN | Michael Holahan)

Johnson says he’s written a feature-length version of the film, and the weekend filming will be used as proof of concept to ultimately get more funding.

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Tim Johnson’s movie “Behind The Black Diamond” that...
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of Tim Johnson’s movie “Behind The Black Diamond” that was filming along Broad Street in Augusta, Ga., Sunday afternoon March 27, 2022. 3/27/22 4:07:37 PM Photo by Michael Holahan(MICHAEL HOLAHAN | Michael Holahan)

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