After the heady weeks of CBGB filming, maybe we should all be relieved that the latest feature film being made in Savannah is a little lower profile.

But film shoots — big or small — are great for the city. They fuel the economy and they attract invaluable press. They give short-term employment to talented professionals whose very presence in Savannah becomes a draw for future projects.

This new film is “Desires of the Heart” featuring All My Children‘s Alicia Minshew. From The Hollywood Reporter:

All My Children star Alicia Minshew will play the lead in the film Desires of the Heart, which began production in Savannah, GA, on Monday.

The actress, who has been nominated for two Daytime Emmys for her role as Kendall Hart on the soap, will play Madeline, an artist who lives in Georgia and catches the eye of a psychiatrist (Val Lauren) visiting from India. However, as the duo begin to develop a relationship, the psychiatrist is sent home to India to marry a woman chosen for him by his parents.

From executive producer Solila Parida (Vishkanya), Desires of the Heart is directed by James Kicklighter (Followed, The Car Wash) and co-directed in India by Rajesh Rathi (Chase). The production will later move to India after filming in Georgia.

The film was shooting around Lafayette Square today:

Click here for the Desires of the Heart Facebook page.

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