Wanted: a farmhouse with a porch near a cornfield. Iowa Film Office manager Tom Wheeler says a filmmaker is looking for a traditional family farm on which to shoot some scenes and Iowans are encouraged to submit photos of their homesteads for consideration as a real-life movie set.
Wheeler says the filmmakers want a farm with corn in large flat fields as far as the eye can see and a farmhouse with a porch from which the corn can be seen. He couldn’t provide any details about the movie or its plotline — just that it’ll be a movie to be shot this summer.
The Los Angeles-based filmmaker is a former Iowan who would very much like to shoot this project and others back home. Wheeler says the director and producers have certain elements in mind they’d like met.
The filmmakers want the two-story farmhouse to be lived-in and maintained and that the porch be a wrap-around style. It would also need to be available for shooting three times during the growing season — shortly after the corn has emerged, about mid-way through its growth and at harvest.
Wheeler says the owners of the house would likely be compensated for the use of the property, though he’s unsure how much money would be involved. He says filmmakers sometimes want to shoot inside the home. Not in this case, though. He says it would be all exterior shots and the use of the porch only during the daylight hours. He says there’d be no need to get inside the house, except for the crew to occasionally use the bathroom. For more information or to submit your farmhouse for consideration, contact Wheeler at (515) 242-4726 or via “www.filmiowa.com”.