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Montana Film Office

Nov
1
2011
November 2011 – Press & News

frenchMansion backdrop for French Revolution film

One of Butte’s historic mansions has proven to be a picture perfect location for a budding filmmaker. Montana State University student Wyatt Maw needed an old home to shoot his film, which is a period piece set during the French Revolution. To his surprise, he found the Charles W. Clark Chateau, formerly called the Arts Chateau.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said Wednesday while filming at that location at 321 W. Broadway St. “When I saw it I said, ‘this has got to be in my film.’ ”

Fellow students spent the day filming an important scene inside the building. Since the film is set in 18th century France, Wyatt needed a place that would match this period. He discovered the Clark Chateau after going to the Film Montana Office website. Wyatt said he had no idea the mansion existed. On a scouting trip a few weeks ago, he toured the chateau.

Click here for a PDF of the full article by John Grant Emeigh of the Montana Standard. Photo credit – Walter Hinick.