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Montana Film Office

April 2011 – Press & News

Montana Film Office Newsletter Update

The Montana Film office is in full swing into a busy festival season. To see past festivals as well as upcoming events, check out the newsletter update. Articles include re-caps on the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (February 11-20, 2011) and South by Southwest (March 11-20, 2011) and a look at upcoming festivals including the International Wildlife Film Festival (May 7-14) and the Produced By Conference/AFCI Locations Trade Show (June 3-5, 2011).

Click here for a PDF of the update.

tribPortion of ‘Dead Files’ filmed in Great Falls home

Rob Toth, a Californian who grew up in New Jersey, always wanted to see Montana. He got his chance last week as director of photography for a new Travel Channel series called “Dead Files,” which is scheduled to debut in September. More than a dozen professionals were enlisted to film in Great Falls on the Lower North Side for what’s expected to become episode seven of the series. Toth said he liked what he saw of the Electric City.

“I just like the big, old houses,” he said.

One house that garnered special attention from the “Dead Files” crew was a stately house built for Theodore Gibson, son of city founder Paris Gibson, at 400 4th Ave. N.

“There have been reports of some paranormal activity,” Toth said.

However, when it came to specifics, the filming of the episode was strictly hush-hush. A Tribune photographer even got the boot when he showed up to try to shoot a few frames of the crew’s nighttime work last week.

Click here for a PDF of the full article by Richard Ecke of the Great Falls Tribune.