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Next Stop: Silverton, Colorado

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Silverton is the perfect place to shoot a western. The town has preserved many of the original buildings of the 1880's. It has retained it's rough, small town charm and resisted the impulse to become another Telluride or Aspen. The area is full of old buildings, mines, period railroad

cars with peeling paint, and the details that lend authenticity to any production. Rushing streams, lush pines and a mountain with snow in summer are all within 10-15 minutes of the town.

Rebecca Bertot and Bruce Conrad staff the Silverton Film Office. Rebecca is not only head of the film office but is an accomplished and experienced Costume Designer who will be working on "Dirty Tofu." Bruce is the town sheriff and a handy person to know. Both know the area well and took us to find locations I had previously only envisioned in my imagination. Rebecca and Bruce tailor each location visit to the script and the unique needs of every production company. The Silverton Film Office is also very resourceful in helping productions find local resources including crew, talent, equipment, food and lodging, usually at less cost than a bigger city

Moving the shoot to Silverton is a challenging change in direction for the project and will add a considerable amount of cost, but the increase in production values is incredible. With the support and help of Rebecca, Bruce and an enthusiastic fan base, I'm optimistic we'll be able to swing it. This project sometimes seems to have a mind of it's own. I'm just trying to keep up and hang on for the journey.

Rebecca Bertot and Bruce Conrad
Inside the Buffalo Boy - Saloon Scene

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