Listen in on Colorado Springs filmmakers Stephen Morgan and Steve Kitzman discuss the process of making Rook., a low budget film with a big budget look and feel.
With the help of the community, many challenges were overcome on this production, from shooting in the snow during the winter at 10,000 feet in the Teller County communities of Cripple Creek and Victor, to budget and time constraints, to landing distribution. Learn how this film is paving the way for bigger and better locally-produced projects.
Amy Long, head of the Colorado Springs Film Commission, moderates the session which features a conversation with Stephen Morgan, Steve Kitzman, Bobby Lee Black, and Omid Harrison–all of whom participated in the making of this film. The session was presented live on Zoom as part of Arts Month in the Pikes Peak Region and is free to watch.
A failed gold heist leaves two siblings and a few of their friends at the mercy of two backwoods brothers hell-bent on getting back what's theirs. Ranging from modern western to quirky indie, Rook takes you on a journey of thievery and self discovery within a small Colorado gold mining town.
Shot in Southern Teller County Colorado, Rook boasts a myriad of scenic locations and local Colorado cast and crew.
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