Over the summer, 5th grader Cami Crum was cast in a movie! The Greatest Inheritance, starring Mena Suvari, Jaleel White, and Leticia Jimenez was filmed in Columbus, Georgia and is currently in post-production.
According to IMDB the film follows estranged siblings who return home to bury their mother and claim their inheritance. They then discover that their deceased mother has hidden the deed to the entire estate somewhere on the property!
Cami played a side role—a girl who was stuck in a tree with her cat. She even had lines! The movie is due to be released next year.
This won’t be the last time that we see Cami, as she has dreams of furthering her career as an actress. Read Cami’s personal narrative about her experience in the movie biz below:
By Cami Crum
Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? I have always wanted to be an actor, and one day someone asked me if I would like to be in one of their movies! Of course I said yes. The movie's name is The Greatest Inheritance and is not out yet. It's about a family who has to come home because their mom passed and they had to get the inheritance, but there is a twist.
I sent in a video of me doing the lines. They said I would definitely have the part! I was so excited and could not wait for the great experience. I practiced the lines all summer, and then one day I had to get onto a zoom call that all the cast was on. I was a little nervous but also thrilled! I knew that I was doing something that some people dreamed of doing.
I had to drive from Florida to Georgia because the movie was being filmed in Georgia and I was quarantined in Florida. That night was the night before filming I could barely sleep. My mom and I were sharing a bed in a small little place. There was an entrance, a bathroom, and a bed. The place had a lot of red things like how the curtains were red. There was this cat that roamed around. It was white and stood outside of our window.
The scene I was in was outside, and it was very hot. Then there was lightning detected nearby, so we had to stop filming. We had lunch and it was salad with fresh figs. Then we got back to filming. While we were filming I had to go to the restroom, so we got in a car and drove to a horse stable and there was a bathroom there.
When filming was over I felt proud of myself and accomplished. We had to wake up early the next morning to drive home to Kentucky. I cried a lot during the ride because I missed Georgia. One year ago was when I realized I wanted to keep on trying to do acting, so I tried out for my school play and I got in!
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