Matthew Miele, an established documentary maker has recently started filming in Beaufort's Tidalholm, best known as the setting for the movies "The Big Chill" "The Prince of Tides" and "The Great Santini".
When the house came on the market in 2013, Miele was one of the first to jump on a plane to tour the home. He even attempted to gather a group of friends to purchase the house — the plan failed.
John C. Tashjian, a New York developer, purchased the home for $1.76 million last spring. He has since been renovating the house with hopes to be completed this fall. Miele contacted Tashjian about the idea for the film shortly after it was sold. He says Tashjian welcomed it.
The film will focus on the house's Hollywood past but also its historic one, Miele said.
This includes a hope to bring back the original cast from "The Big Chill". The film started the movie careers of people like Tom Berenger (who now lives in the Lowcountry), Glenn Close and Kevin Kline.
The film could be completed as early as summer or fall of 2019, Miele said.