SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – The Utah Film Commission announced two films that will soon begin production in Utah.
Good Joe Bell will begin shooting in April with filming to take place in Tooele, Salt Lake, and Summit counties. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and starring Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton, and Red Miller, Good Joe Bell tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin.
My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To was approved under the Community Film Incentive Program, supporting smaller, local projects.
The narrative feature is estimated to spend $142,000 and will be filming in Salt Lake, Wasatch, Summit, Weber, and Davis counties.
“Showing filmmakers what Utah has to offer and producing a film in my home state has been extremely exciting. We have hardworking, passionate crew here that have embraced our project and have eagerly shown their support. We’re very much looking forward to capturing the character of our unique state,” Producer Kenny Riches commented.
Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved the projects state film incentives, to in turn generate an estimated economic impact of $7 million and created more than 220 local jobs.