Mildred in spotlight

The Mildred Store was host to the crew of an apocalyptic movie being filmed in nearby Mound City. Dozens of local residents were extras.



November 17, 2022 - 1:52 PM

Actor and associate producer Herb Jackson, Jr., discovers Cooper Andrews’ grisly death while filming a scene from “The Last Butterflies” Saturday in Mildred. Courtesy photo

MILDRED — The Mildred Store was host Saturday to the crew of “The Last Butterflies,” an apocalyptic film featuring actor Cooper Andrews, best known for his role as Jerry in the TV series “The Walking Dead.” 

Regena Lance, owner of the Mildred Store, and her granddaughter River Gable, pose for a photo with Adam Boyer, left, who played Bobby Dean on the TV series “Ozark,” and Cooper Andrews. Courtesy photo

Dozens of local residents were extras for the movie, which documents a family fighting for survival after a series of environmental catastrophes.

The independent film will be directed by Patrick Rea and produced by Sue Vicory, a two-time Emmy nominee. Shooting began earlier this month in Mound City. No release date has been announced.