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Fisherville, Ky. woman's home becomes set for Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair movie

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FISHERVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Oscar winner Nicolas Cage set up shop in Louisville this month working on his next big movie -- and one Fisherville woman's house became part of the set.

That woman's name is Tina Mills.

"The shoot lasted about three days," Mills said.

The movie is called, "Mom and Dad." 

"It's a horror/comedy where some kind of entity takes over mom and dad," Mills said.

When Hollywood first knocked on Mills' door, she had her doubts. 

"It was like they just said Nicolas Cage died," she said. "This is not true."

Soon enough, Cage was there, along with co-star Selma Blair, filming 12-15 hour days, fitting in like family. 

"Selma...she actually sat on my front porch and tweeted a picture of how much she loves Kentucky and the clouds," Mills said. "She took pictures with all the neighbors, with my family, with my grandbaby. Selma was a doll."

Mills' sprawling home sits on five acres in Fisherville, Kentucky, 20 minutes from downtown Louisville. The film crew built a basement within Mills' basement. Beams that were part of the set were still visible Thursday morning, but were just for show. We can't give away the plot, but a vital scene in the movie takes place there.

"Basically they blew up my basement," Mills said.

Scott Irick is the art department coordinator on the Mom and Dad picture. 

"We're putting Kentucky on the map, as this is the place to go to come make movies," Irick said. "We have good people, good resources, good crew, good equipment, good locations."

The Louisville native says five films are currently in production in Kentucky, thanks to new rules from the legislature giving tax breaks to the entertainment industry.

"It's creating lots of local jobs and giving people who worked month-to-month steady employment," he said.

Mills says the cast and crew neared 100 at her home. 

"And over here is where they signed my wall," she added, pointing to a cherished spot in the house. "There's Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair." 

Her son, Ethan, even landed a gig as a stand-in for Cage.

Movie Madness winds down next week. Cage is already gone. But for a family in Fisherville, it was a blockbuster experience. 

"Who can say a movie was filmed in their home?" Mills asked.

We're told there are four more days of shoots on the Mom and Dad film, and post-production will run through mid-September.

It's due out in 2017.

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