Apple TV, Prime streaming movie “The Skeleton’s Compass” has a strong presence in Georgia – Online Athens | Dauktion

A native of Augusta, Maurice Johnson has played a variety of characters throughout his career, including roles in the TV series The Vampire Diaries and the film Billionaire Boys Club.

The actor then heard about an opportunity for a role in the new family adventure film The Skeleton’s Compass, which is being filmed in Georgia with a strong presence in the Peach State.

“I jumped into it because of the subject matter,” said Johnson, who graduated from Glenn Hills High School and plays a character’s father. “I thought it would be a cute, family-friendly thing. I have some others that my nieces and nephews can’t see.”

Actor Maurice Johnson, a native of Augusta, Georgia, during a scene from the family adventure film "The skeleton's compass."

Reminiscent of family adventure movies from the 1980s and 1990s, The Skeleton’s Compass – now available on streaming platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime and Vudu – is a coming-of-age film with undertones of The Goonies and Jumanji . .”

The film began in the mind of Suwanee-based screenwriter Cris Loveless after watching her three sons play with their friends near creeks behind their home where gold was once discovered.

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