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Hollywood of the North? Montana Filmmakers build Paradise Valley movie set


With a Montana International Film Festival screening of their latest movie, “Robert the Bruce,” in the can, a group of local filmmakers is intent on making Livingston the Hollywood of the North.

Real estate developer and area native Carter Boehm and his production company, Ponderosa Films, partnered with Livingston’s own Soundcolor Studios to build a medieval village on Boehm’s Cokedale ranch to serve as the setting for the “Braveheart” sequel starring actor Angus MacFadyen reprising his role as Robert the Bruce.

The movie closed out the Montana International Film Festival, held in Billings’ Babcock Theatre, on Sunday, the Livingston Enterprise reported. A question-and-answer session with the director Richard Gray and MacFadyen followed the screening.

Following the success of this project, Boehm and company have set their sights on a movie set a little closer to home. Ponderosa Films recently purchased the rights to a Western movie, details of which the company declined to disclose. See more here.


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