For Immediate Release
October 8, 2015
Ricardo Flores, Utah Film Commission
Four New Productions Approved for Utah Film Incentives
Productions plan to spend over $5.3 million in the state
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Utah Film Commission announced today that four independent projects were approved for state film incentives by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board.
Confession plans to spend $1.9 million in the state and hire over 90 local cast and crew. The crime drama will be filmed entirely in-state with principal photography taking place in the Salt Lake City area. It will begin production in early November.
The second feature approved for film incentives, Hidden World, plans to spend $450,000 in Utah and will film in both Salt Lake and Utah counties. This independent fantasy feature plans to hire 50 local cast and crew and will begin filming in mid-October.
Shadow Wolves, an independent feature, will start production in early January. The production plans to spend $2.2 million in the state and hire over 60 cast and crew from Utah.
Local company Silver Peak Productions was approved for Cinderella Christmas, a project that plans to spend $669,000 and hire over 60 local cast and crew. Silver Peak Productions has produced a number of films in Utah over the past ten years, including Scents & Sensibility and Singing with Angels. The new production is expected to take place early December.
About the Utah Film Commission
As a part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew & talent, support services, Utah locations and the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The office also serves as liaison to the film industry, facilitating production needs across the state.
Over 900 films have been produced in Utah including 127 Hours, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Forrest Gump, Lone Ranger, High School Musical and the television series Touched by an Angel.
The Utah Film Commission partners with seven regional offices – Kane County, Utah Valley, Washington County, Ogden, Park City, Heber Valley and Moab.
For more information, visit www.film.utah.gov.