Nicholas Sparks

The Last Song

While the novel took place in North Carolina, the movie was set in Tybee Island, GA to take advantage of Georgia's film tax credits. Establishing shots of local landmarks such as the lighthouse and scenes filmed around town (see below) offer a rare view of Tybee Island from Hollywood.

The Lucky One

US Marine Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns from a tour of Iraq carrying a photo of a woman he doesn't know but believes is responsible for keeping him alive.

Safe Haven

Filmed in Southport, NC—home of the fourth of July parade—in the summer of 2012. Ryan's Port Market was built (and burnt) for the film at Brunswick Street at the Yacht Basin.

A Walk to Remember

An adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks novel staring Shane West as Landon and Mandy Moore as Jamie Sullivan.