Submitted by Madison Police Chief Gary Calhoun
About a month ago I received an email from Carl Graddy, a friend of mine who worked with me in Central Florida. Carl had been hired as a consultant on a movie and needed a location to shoot some police related scenes. He asked if they could use my office here n Madison. When I agreed he and the director came up to check it out. The director loved the location and scheduled a time to come back to film.
The cast and crew of about 8 people arrived Friday at noon and shot until about 10:00 pm. They shot mostly in my office on Friday. Most of Saturday was spent outside, shooting a crime scene in the alley outside the police department. Several of our officers were in cameo roles and background scenes. Tim Dunn from our local Rural Area Theater Troupe was asked to play the part of a drunken homeless man who discovers the dead body in the alley.
Although Madison will be thanked in the credits of the movie, nothing specifically identifying Madison PD will be in the film. The film is actually supposed to be taking place in Miami.
The movie is called Hidden Agenda. It is being produced and directed by Aaron Warren. The characters include: Hans Hernke from Los Angeles as the lead character Detective Matthews, Adam Barnett from New York as Captain Howard and Cameron Bigelow of Orlando as Detective Davis.
Below is a quote from Carl Graddy regarding the film:
Filming started on April 3rd in Orlando, Florida. Location shooting this last weekend was in Madison, Fl., next week in Oviedo, Fl. The film is about a legendary Miami Detective named Matthews (played by Hans Hernke) who gained his reputation by solving cases from his office, but when an aggressive serial killer threatens his city, he is forced to leave the confines of his precinct to find a helpless kidnapped victim. His world begins to unravel and crumble around him in this crime/thriller story that tests the very limits of the human psyche.