HOT SET: Feature film begins shooting on location in Bowman; Amidon, Marmarth also chosen for filming locations

“Some things are better left buried.”

That’s the tagline for the upcoming drama-thriller, “Valley of Bones,” which will begin filming this week in southwestern North Dakota.

Crews start setting up in the alleyway to the west of Bowman Sales and Service in Bowman. (PHOTO BY BRYCE MARTIN | For The Herald)
Crews start setting up in the alleyway to the west of Bowman Sales and Service in Bowman.
(PHOTO BY BRYCE MARTIN | For The Herald)

By BRYCE MARTIN | N.D. Group Editor | bmartin@countrymedia.net

“Some things are better left buried.”

That’s the tagline for the upcoming drama-thriller, “Valley of Bones,” which will begin filming this week in southwestern North Dakota.

Crews for the upcoming feature film have called Bowman home for the past week as they scouted and prepared filming locations in Bowman, Amidon and Marmarth.

Jon Wanzek of Fargo, the film’s producer, told the Pioneer that a ranch he owns in Amidon will also serve as one of the filming locations. He was on set in Bowman on Monday while crews readied filming equipment to shoot a sequence of the film in an alley west of Bowman Sales and Service.

Wanzek was also billed as developing the film’s story.

“Valley of Bones” will be directed by Dan Glaser, a native of Fargo. Glaser also wrote the movie’s script, along with Richard M. Lewis and Steven Molony.

In the film, actress Autumn Reeser plays Anna, an ex-convict paleontologist who seeks to restart her career at an historic dig in the harsh tundra of the Badlands, only to be thrown into the looming violence of the Bakken oil boom, according to IMDB.com.

Reeser has appeared in many films and television shows, including “Hawaii Five-O,” “Entourage,” and starred as Taylor Townsend on “The O.C.”

Reeser’s co-stars include Brandon Heitkamp, Alexandra Billings and Muse Watson.

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