Movie producer, director meet & greet Friday

Executive producer James Simmons and director Paul Tomborello of Beafruit Films ( will be on hand this Friday, July 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a public “meet and greet” at the Lakehouse Grille, 620 E Lake Shore Drive, in Culver. The company will shoot “Little Savages,” family-oriented film set in Culver, through the month of August at various sites in the Culver area.

The movie’s plot centers around the search for a hidden treasure in competition with town bullies. Shooting in Culver had been deemed advantageous due to its easy access to Chicago and Grand Rapids. A date for a Culver casting call will likely be announced later, and filmmakers will inform the public of opportunities for extras in the film, as shooting dates draw nearer.

Producers and the director will likely spend at least half of July in Culver, finalizing shooting locales and other aspects of the process. Actors and crew should arrive August 3 for four weeks of shooting.