Redford secures Colorado filming incentive
Actor Robert Redford has secured one of Colorado’s largest filming incentive payments to shoot new movie Our Souls at Night.
The story follows the developing relationship between an ageing widower and a woman of a similar age – herself a widow – as they spend time together in their small Colorado home town.
Our Souls at Night is scheduled to spend around $15m filming on location in Colorado and will get incentive support of $1.5m, reports the Denver Business Journal.
It is the largest payment awarded to a feature film since Quentin Tarantino shot on location near Telluride for The Hateful Eight.
Colorado offers a 20% production rebate as a filming incentive. Over the last few years the state has hosted limited filming for major productions like Disney’s big-screen version of The Lone Ranger and second-unit stunt work for the Fast and Furious franchise.
The state’s rustic vistas may be a natural fit for Western settings, but its landscapes have also recently been recreated in New Zealand for Michael Fassbender’s period movie Slow West, a production that was supported by the New Zealand Film Commission.
For more on filming in Colorado see our production guide.