Sci-Fi Movie Filmed In Molino, Including Jimmy’s Grill (With Gallery)

March 31, 2023

A new sci-fi thriller  filmed recently in Molino and Pensacola may be coming to a big screen, or a streaming platform, soon.

“Serus” was filmed at Panhandle Alarm & Telephone on Industrial Boulevard, Jimmy’s Grill in Molino and a machine shop on Fairground Road in Molino.

In Serus, “two retirement-ready clandestine agents are ordered to find the entity responsible for an ambush on their colleagues. Their colleagues attempted to secure tech that enables stealing all global natural resources, so the agents must lead an operation back to the ambush site.”

The first season, or the trilogy, of a film series, follows black ops assets tasked with discovering who is responsible for the loss of a squadron. After the enemy tracks a survivor back to their base, they learn that the enemies are not part of any government or enemy group. But seismic technologies hang in the balance, and humanity’s global survival is at stake.

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A future trilogy or series spinoff will explore an arms race extending into space.

Serus is written, created, and produced by Pensacola native Brad Blanchard and Alton James, owner of a metro Detroit production company.

The idea for Serus arose from a conversation between Blanchard and James, both passionate about the prepper world and storytelling. Together, they saw the opportunity to produce a meaningful story of human unity.

“We just work well together,” James said while filming scenes inside Jimmy’s Grill with Blanchard. The movie is being filmed in 3D and Dolby Atmos sound using two iPhone 14s.

“It’s being done so that it can be released as a film, or broken into episodes for streaming,” he said. “Once it’s done, we will shop it around, and we will be back for local screenings.”

Pictured: Scenes for “Serus” are filmed at Jimmy’s Grill in Molino. photos, click to enlarge.


17 Responses to “Sci-Fi Movie Filmed In Molino, Including Jimmy’s Grill (With Gallery)”

  1. Sharon Marlow McAnallu on April 2nd, 2023 11:37 am

    Jimmy’s Grill is an awesome place to eat. The Machine shop on Fairgrounds Road is my Uncle’s. Marlow’s Machine Shop. Molino has lots of history and this where I was raised on Escambia River. They use to have way back in time a fair before my days where the park is now and that’s how the road got its name Fairground Road.

  2. Candice on April 2nd, 2023 8:10 am

    Our family loves Jimmy’s! What a new & interesting turn of events. Glad to see Jimmy’s put on the map.

  3. Charlotte on April 1st, 2023 9:18 am

    If you look through the pictures, you will see the Three Pigs stained glass piece that I made several years ago. Talk about being excited that Molino is getting into films, but also to have something I made to be in the film is really exciting for me (hope that scene doesn’t get cut).

  4. Mike on March 31st, 2023 8:30 pm

    This is a New Era for Molino! It will be renamed New-Hollywood, better still Hollywood will be re-named a Pre-Molino town!
    A new airport will be built with direct flights to New York, Tokyo, Beijing and London.
    A couple of guys with cell phones as their cameras will make Molino a World Class Hit! Holly-Bolly Wood will sit and sulk :)

  5. Evan Graves on March 31st, 2023 2:56 pm

    Go Uncle Brad

  6. Thomas Paine on March 31st, 2023 1:34 pm


    iPhone 14 can shoot at 4K up to 60fps. Plenty resolution for large presentation.

  7. Mary Mccay on March 31st, 2023 12:46 pm

    Already way more interesting than that ridiculous “sacred heart” joke of a series attempt!

  8. JODY on March 31st, 2023 11:27 am

    Thanks for something good coming out of Molino. I hope they do a scene or two about the locals yukkin it up at Jimmy’s. Yea Molino!

  9. Don Dixon Jr. on March 31st, 2023 11:20 am

    Cool… Jimmy’s Grill is a happening place under our little map dot . It easily provides great food and service with music on most Friday evenings weather permitting. Jimmy has a wonderful and creative ambition that is proving great backdrops for film. If you haven’t dined at this restaurant you may want to bring a hearty appetite 5 days a week and a little more on Friday nights with a packed menu and FREE MUSIC under the pavilion.

  10. teresa bryan on March 31st, 2023 11:17 am

    How cool for Jimmy’s Grill. Been eating here for years. A really good group of peeps at Jimmy’s.

  11. D on March 31st, 2023 10:15 am

    This is awesome! Only question…… if this is possibly something to go on the big screen why they filming with an IPhone lol

  12. NANA.D on March 31st, 2023 8:33 am

    This is so Awesome for our little home town in Molino. Good to see something good happening . .

  13. Bill T on March 31st, 2023 8:16 am

    You know everything is moving towards Molino it’s getting bigger and bigger!!! Now we got the movie people here WOW !!!! Next mini series on the folks in Molino!!!!

  14. Jlb on March 31st, 2023 7:50 am

    Best of luck. Hope its successful.

  15. Rudy Brown on March 31st, 2023 7:32 am

    This is great.

  16. Donna Stewart on March 31st, 2023 7:20 am

    So excited to hear about this show being filmed in my hometown. My parents eat at “jimmy’s” a lot.

  17. D.B. on March 31st, 2023 1:57 am


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