The historic William S. Simmons Plantation in Cave Spring, Ga. recently served as the backdrop for the latest music video by Syrian pianist and composer Malek Jindali.
Jindali, along with a production crew from Atlanta-based FUGO Studios, filmed the video Dec. 17-18. Scenes for the video were shot both inside and outside the home, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the Georgia Historic Resources Register.
Eric Haviv, president of FUGO Studios, said he chose to film at the antebellum home due to its uniqueness.
“We wanted really like a very historic location that really had a lot of character,” Haviv said.
Though the video is not set in any particular time or place, Haviv explained the Cave Spring house is a big part of the video.
“Immediately, when we saw it, we said this is the place,” he said. “I think the walls are what sold me immediately.”
The William S. Simmons Plantation is one of the oldest brick residences in Floyd County, Ga. Built in the late 1840s, the house is constructed entirely of handmade red bricks. The brick exterior walls are 18 inches thick. The interior walls are also made of brick and are over 14 inches thick. Many of the rooms contain hand-painted details original to the house that mimic ornate trim.
“Everything really was exactly what we were looking for -- really old and original with a lot of character,” Haviv added.
Haviv discovered the property through the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office film locations database. The database contains information about homes and businesses throughout Georgia that have been listed as potential locations for feature films, television shows, commercials, music video and photography shoots. Location specialists help producers find locations that match specified criteria.
The William S. Simmons Plantation is a two-story Greek revival house featuring nine rooms and over 4,000 square feet of living space. A two-room brick cook house dating to the early 1800s stands behind the main house. The home sits on 1.3 acres in the Cave Spring, Ga. historic district and is surrounded by scenic cotton fields.
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