Film industry providing economic boost for Silverton

Film industry providing economic boost for Silverton

Locals encouraged to work on sets
The short tourism video, “Hi Ho Silverton,” will be released in May. A recent surge in filmmaking in Silverton is being embraced by the community for its economic opportunities and chance for locals to get involved in the action.
The Silverton Chamber of Commerce encourages locals to learn a new trade and work on the set of films. Upcoming film projects in Silverton include “Freak Power,” a movie about Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 campaign for Pitkin County sheriff.
The film industry provides an economic boost to Silverton’s economy, especially during the difficult shoulder season. “The Bay House” finished filming winter scenes in Silverton last weekend.

Film industry providing economic boost for Silverton

The short tourism video, “Hi Ho Silverton,” will be released in May. A recent surge in filmmaking in Silverton is being embraced by the community for its economic opportunities and chance for locals to get involved in the action.
The Silverton Chamber of Commerce encourages locals to learn a new trade and work on the set of films. Upcoming film projects in Silverton include “Freak Power,” a movie about Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 campaign for Pitkin County sheriff.
The film industry provides an economic boost to Silverton’s economy, especially during the difficult shoulder season. “The Bay House” finished filming winter scenes in Silverton last weekend.
Movies filmed in Silverton

More than 20 films have been shot in Silverton and the surrounding area since the 1940s. These include, but are not limited to:
Sand (1949)Run for Cover (1955)Around the World in 80 Days (1956)Night Passage (1957)How the West Was Won (1962)Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)Winterhawk (1975)Face Eater (2008)The Garden (2016)The Bay House (2018)

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