Utah is in the spotlight this week with the premiere of ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ releasing in Megaplex Theatres across the state and on-demand on October 9. From writer-director-actor, Jim Cummings whose debut feature film ‘Thunder Road’ won the Grand Jury Award at SXSW in 2018 and is based on the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winning short film.
Having been approved for a state film incentive in 2019, ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ spent over $755,000 in Utah and created more than 95 local jobs. Filming locations included the Summit County Courthouse, Solitude Ski Resort and local restaurants The Notch and Kozy Cafe, with the snowy landscapes of Summit County as the backdrop of the film.
“I was very excited at the opportunity to work in Utah,” said producer, Matt Miller. “We needed a very specific look for the film that needed to be this small, snowy mountain town and we found it in Utah. The close knit community of crew were a huge asset to the production and made the winter conditions during filming as easy as possible.”
The film follows a small-town sheriff, struggling with a failed marriage, a rebellious daughter, and a lackluster department, who is tasked with solving a series of brutal murders that are occurring on the full moon. As he’s consumed by the hunt for the killer, he struggles to remind himself that there’s no such thing as werewolves. ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ also stars Riki Lindhome (‘Knives Out’), Academy Award nominee Robert Forster (‘The Descendants’), Chloe East (‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’) and Jimmy Tatro (‘American Vandal’).
Virginia Pearce, Utah Film Commission director, commented: “We were thrilled that ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ chose Utah as the backdrop for the film. Having never ever filmed in Utah, we worked hard to show the director and producers the benefits of shooting in the state. External productions like this provide local talent and businesses new opportunities for growth, which in turn expands economic impact and allows us to showcase Utah’s locations and talent to the world.”