Colorado has hosted numerous feature films throughout 2016, keeping many of our local crew and cast members extremely busy. Filmmakers are cashing in on Colorado’s 20% incentives rebate program, along with all the production value that comes with filming in beautiful Colorado. The positive increase in feature film production is a great sign that more large-scale projects will continue to film here, and utilize all that Colorado has to offer!

Below are a few feature films that were made in Colorado this year.



Based upon the novel by Kent Haruf, “Our Souls at Night” stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. When a widow and a widower sneak off to one another’s houses in the middle of the night, their company gradually becomes romantic.

Among many other Colorado locations, the city of Florence enticed director Ritesh Batra with its small-town charm. The film is also being shot in Colorado Springs, Canon City, Denver, and Eleven Mile State Park in Lake George. The movie is anticipated to spend more than 17 million dollars in Colorado. Filming began in mid-September and is expected to go through early October.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.



Directed by Matt Allen, Hoax weaves the strange tale about a team of investigators, including a television producor and a primate specialist who go on a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. Soon they must fight for their own survival and cope with the possibility that Bigfoot is a reality.

Filming took place in Lake City, Colorado, and promises to highlight the dangerous and strange setting of this unique tale. Filming began in early August and wrapped in early September.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.



When a basketball video of 13 year old Terron Forte goes viral, his regular, run of the mill life becomes instantaneously famous. Terron soon discovers that the world of youth basketball is not as glamorous as it appears. Vying recruiters and the promise of millions of dollars and fame compete for his attention. Terron tries to balance his love for the game and care for his family on this difficult journey.

The journey of this teenager is written and directed by Ryan Koo and was filmed in Denver and Regis Univeristy. Though it is expected to have a limited release in theaters, its primary distribution will be through Netflix.

To find out more about “Amateur”, please visit their website.


Some other films that were made in 2016 include a low-budget dark comedy about the music industry called “Stadium Anthems”, and the horror movie “Gnaw” which follows the story of a small town girl going to the big city only to discover that something is eating her alive.

See our full list of movies filmed in Colorado.

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