A Mississippi film company wants to use a Gulfport cemetery that dates to the mid-19th century for a one-day shoot.
Deadly Affair Movie LLC, a firm created June 16 by Daniel Lewis of Madisonville, Louisiana, wants to pay Harrison County nothing to use the Old Mississippi City Cemetery between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30.
On Thursday at 1 p.m. in Biloxi, the Harrison County Board of Supervisors will consider a location agreement between the county and Deadly Affair. That document offers just a hint of what the movie is about.
“There will be no desecration of any kind, fictional or nonfictional,” the proposed agreement says. “Two characters will be having a conversation at the grave site of a recently deceased loved one.”
The only “Deadly Affair” listed on IMDb, a movie website that often tracks movies in production, is the 1966 spy thriller based on a John le Carre novel “Call for the Dead” and starring James Mason.
The Secretary of State’s office lists people named Daniel Lewis as the registered agent of several other businesses, including Missing Daughter Movie LLC. On both LLCs, Lewis lists himself as both the officer and director and the registered agent. As officer and director, his address is listed as Madisonville.
As registered agent, however, the address given is 269 DeBuys Road in Gulfport. That’s the address of the skate park on the Gulfport-Biloxi line that is also on the agenda Thursday.
Four proposals are before the board to use the old skate park, which most recently was a film studio that went out of business.
The cemetery is at 232 32 1/2 Street in Gulfport. The website Find A Grave lists almost 900 people who may be buried there, including some who died in the 1880s, as well as some fairly recent ones.