Where I Shot It: Alex and Andrew Smith on How Setting Can Be Its Own Character

Where I Shot It: Alex and Andrew Smith on How Setting Can Be Its Own Character
[Editor's Note: This article is presented in partnership with the Montana Film Office, a central information source for on-location filmmakers. Click here to learn more.] Read More: Indiewire Brings Montana and Headframe Spirits to Sunset Strip Alex and Andrew Smith made their debut with "The Slaughter Rule," a football drama starring Ryan Gosling which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. For both that feature and their second film, "Winter in the Blood," which premiered at the 2013 La Film Festival, the twin brothers chose to shoot in their home state of Montana. Adapted from the novel of the same name by award-winning Native American author James Welch, "Winter in the Blood" tells the story of Virgil First Raise, an alcoholic Blackfoot Indian man who returns home after a bender and finds that his wife has left him. The novel was set in Montana and the Smiths wanted the setting to feel authentic. "We are very...
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