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Location and dates set for new Hunter S. Thompson movie “Freak Power”

Location and dates set for new Hunter S. Thompson movie

  • Published: Aug 10, 2017, 1:41 pm • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 2:59 pm By Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald The town of Silverton, Colorado will be the primary location for filming a new movie about the true story of Hunter S. Thompson’s curious, bizarre and entertaining run to be sheriff of Pitkin County in the 1970s.
  • Stephani Burditt, office manager for Region 9 Economic Development of Southwest Colorado, confirmed that “Freak Power” would start filming in Silverton this fall.
  • In December, it was announced that director Bobby Kennedy III received a $300,000 rebate from Colorado’s Economic Development Commission to shoot his new feature on Thompson in the state.
  • The Denver Post reported the budget for “Freak Power” would be $1.85 million, bringing a cast of 100 and a crew of 73.
  • Read the rest of this story at DurangoHerald.com

“Freak Power,” a new movie about Hunter S. Thompson’s bizarre run to be county sheriff in the 1970s has selected Silverton, Colorado as its primary location.

@cannabist: Location and dates set for new Hunter S. Thompson movie “Freak Power”

By Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald

The town of Silverton, Colorado will be the primary location for filming a new movie about the true story of Hunter S. Thompson’s curious, bizarre and entertaining run to be sheriff of Pitkin County in the 1970s.

Stephani Burditt, office manager for Region 9 Economic Development of Southwest Colorado, confirmed that “Freak Power” would start filming in Silverton this fall.

In December, it was announced that director Bobby Kennedy III received a $300,000 rebate from Colorado’s Economic Development Commission to shoot his new feature on Thompson in the state.

The Denver Post reported the budget for “Freak Power” would be $1.85 million, bringing a cast of 100 and a crew of 73. It’s Kennedy’s intention to distribute the film in a digital format, such as Netflix.

Location and dates set for new Hunter S. Thompson movie “Freak Power”

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