‘Cowgirls N' Angels' begins filming in Oklahoma
Filming on the family movie “Cowgirls N' Angels” has begun in Oklahoma. It is being shot on locations in Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Stillwater and Pawnee.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Oklahoman
Published: May 11, 2011
The Oklahoma Film and Music Office and Sweethearts LLC have announced that principal photography has begun on the family film “Cowgirls N' Angels,” which will be shot on locations in Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Stillwater and Pawnee.
Written by Timothy Armstrong and Stephan Blinn and directed by Armstrong, this coming-of-age feature tells the story of Ida, a rebellious young girl who has dreams of finding her father, a rodeo rider. While searching for her dad, she connects with the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, a team of young female rodeo riders run by former rodeo star Terence Parker.
Recognizing Ida's innate talent for trick riding, Terence recruits Ida for their ranks. Accepted wholeheartedly by her new family, Ida finds a new passion that redefines her life and may also help her find her father.
“‘Cowgirls N' Angels' is wonderful story, and we are excited that it will be filmed using Oklahoma as the backdrop,” Jill Simpson, Film and Music Office director, said in a press release. “This high-caliber project as well as several others slated to go into production in the near future provide Oklahoma crew (members) with an increasing number of opportunities for employment and to expand their skill sets. Our current incentives make Oklahoma very competitive in the marketplace, positioning the state to reap the benefits of a growing new industry here.”
Bailee Madison (“Just Go With It,” “Bridge to Terabithia”) leads a cast that includes James Cromwell (“Babe,” “L.A. Confidential”), Alicia Witt (“Friday Night Lights,” “88 Minutes”) and Frankie Faison (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “Meet the Browns”).
With the help of the state film office and Oklahoma State University, “Cowgirls N' Angels” is being produced by Ben Feingold through Sweethearts LLC, and Sense and Sensibility Ventures LLC, with the team led by Shawn Griffith.
The production is using the 35 percent Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate, administered by the state. The film company is also eligible to receive an additional 2 percent offered by the state for including music in the film either created by Oklahomans and/or recording music for the film in Oklahoma.
The Film & Music Office, a division of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, works to attract film, television, video, and music industries to Oklahoma.
For more information, go to oklahomafilm.org.