Filmography

Films made and set in West Virginia

FILMOGRAPHY – Made in West Virginia

West Virginia has a rich history of filmmaking that includes major motion pictures, independent films, television programs, music videos, commercials, and more. Enjoy reading through this partial filmography of productions that have selected West Virginia locations for filming.

2016

THE AMERICAN WEST, TV Miniseries, 8-part
AMC Networks, Stephen David Entertainment

BARNWOOD BUILDERS, TV Series
DIY Network, Treehouse Media, Silent Crow Arts

BLOOD FEUDS: HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, TV Episode
History

GHOSTS OF SHEPHERDSTOWN, TV Series
Discovery, Destination America, Tent City Productions

THE GLASS CASTLE, Feature
Lionsgate

HOTEL HELL, TV Series
Fox TV, Popular Productions

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, TV Series
Discovery, Destination America, American Chainsaws

NASCAR: THE RISE OF AMERICAN SPEED, TV Miniseries, 3-part
CMT, Stephen David Entertainment

PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN, TV Episode
Destination America, Groff Entertainment

WEST VIRGINIA STORIES, Feature
MoonHill Productions

WHICH WOOF’S FOR ME?, TV Series
Fido-TV, MotionMasters Inc.

2015

AMERICAN GENIUS, TV Miniseries, 8-part
National Geographic, Stephen David Entertainment

APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS, TV Series
History, Fivestone Entertainment

BARNWOOD BUILDERS, TV Series
DIY Network, Treehouse Media, Silent Crow Arts

THE MAKING OF THE MOB: NEW YORK, TV Miniseries, 8-part
AMC Networks, Stephen David Entertainment

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, TV Series
Discovery, Destination America, American Chainsaws

THE MUTINEER, Feature
Blackbird Films LLC

Z FOR ZACHARIAH, Feature
Lionsgate, Silver Reel, Lucky Hat Entertainment

2014

APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS, TV Series
History, Fivestone Entertainment

BARNWOOD BUILDERS, TV Series
DIY Network, Treehouse Media, Silent Crow Arts

DRUID PEAK, Feature
Indie Rights

LITTLE ACCIDENTS, Feature
Amplify, Archer Gray Productions, Maiden Voyage Pictures

MADE IN THE USA: THE 30 DAY JOURNEY, Feature Documentary
Victory Films

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, TV Series
Discovery, Destination America, American Chainsaws

MOVING MOUNTAINS, Feature
IndustryWorks Pictures, Sunshine Films LLC

PRO WRESTLERS VS. ZOMBIES, Feature
Troma Entertainment, Principalities of Darkness

THE WORLD WARS, TV Miniseries, 3-part
History, Stephen David Entertainment

2013

1863, Web Series
Allegheny Image Factory

A CHRISTMAS TREE MIRACLE, Feature
CMD Distribution, Route 40 Films, Flyover Films

ANGEL’S PERCH, Feature
Gravitas Ventures, Scrappy Cat Productions

ANOTHER YOU, Feature
Pennsport Media

BARNWOOD BUILDERS, TV Series
DIY Network, Treehouse Media, Silent Crow Arts

CHASING NASHVILLE, TV Series
Lifetime

CHILD OF GOD, Feature
RabbitBandini Productions, Made In Film-Land

HATFIELDS & MCCOYS: WHITE LIGHTNING, TV Series
History, Thinkfactory Media

HOLLOW CREEK, Feature
FilmRise, Newfoundland Films, First Edge Films

THE HUNTED, Feature
Entertainment One, Fortress Features

LADYBEARD, Feature
Apartment 2B Productions

MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, TV Series
Discovery, Destination America, American Chainsaws

OUT OF THE FURNACE, Feature
Relativity Media, Appian Way

2012

AMERICA’S FEUD: HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, TV Miniseries
History, Thinkfactory Media

BIZARRE FOODS WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN, TV Episode
Travel Channel, Tremendous Entertainment

BUCKWILD, TV Series
MTV, Parallel Entertainment

THE GREAT KANAWHA: AN AMERICAN STORY, Feature Documentary
WV Documentary Consortium, Inc.

HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES, TV Episode
History

THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, TV Miniseries, 8-part
History, Stephen David Entertainment

MIRACLE BOY, Short
Burn Barrel Films, Pewter Productions

2011

AI MEANS LOVE, Feature
LightSmith Productions

COAL, TV Series
Spike TV, Original Productions

THE DEPOSITION, Feature
Vanguard Cinema, Emphatic Films

PARANORMAL CHALLENGE, TV Episode
Travel Channel, MY Entertainment

THE PLEDGE (aka Doughboy), Feature
Route 40 Films, Flyover Films

SUPER 8, Feature
Paramount Pictures

WARRIOR, Feature
Lionsgate

2010

DEGREE MEN: CHAIN OF ADVENTURE, Web Series
Science + Fiction Holdings LLC

JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION, TV Series
ABC, Seacrest Productions

ROMEO MUST HANG, Feature Documentary
Trillian Entertainment, Allegheny Image Factory

UNSTOPPABLE, Feature
20th Century Fox

2009

THE ROAD, Feature
Lionsgate, 2929 Productions

SHADES OF GRAY, Feature
Trillian Entertainment, Seminal Films, Allegheny Image Factory

TAKING CHANCES, Feature
Lionsgate, Two Roads Entertainment

2008

30 DAYS, TV Episode
FX Network, Warrior Poets

GETTYSBURG: THE SPEECH THAT SAVED AMERICA, TV Movie
Discovery, Evergreen Films

GHOST ADVENTURES LIVE, TV Episode
Travel Channel, My Tupelo Productions

GHOST HUNTERS, TV Episode
SyFy, Alan David Management

2007

AUDITION, Short Film
The Production Company

THE COURIER, Feature
Sabo Studios

STILL STANDING: THE STONEWALL JACKSON STORY, TV Movie
Franklin Springs Family Media

2006

WE ARE MARSHALL, Feature
Warner Bros.

2005

30 DAYS, TV Episode
FX Network, Warrior Poets

BUBBLE, Feature
Magnolia Pictures, 2929 Entertainment, HDNet Films

2004

BURNING ANNIE, Feature
Warner Home Video, Lightyear Entertainment

THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, TV Episode
CBS, Harpo Productions

SUPER SIZE ME, Feature Documentary
Roadside Attractions, Samuel Goldwyn Films, The Con

WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON!, Feature
DreamWorks LLC

2003

GODS AND GENERALS, Feature
Warner Bros., Turner Pictures

2002

CORRECT CHANGE, Feature
Terra Entertainment, Down Home Films

THE GRIFFIN AND THE MINOR CANON, TV Movie
WV Public Broadcasting

SEVEN TO MIDNIGHT, Feature
Sorry Dog Films

2000

AMERICA’S HEART AND SOUL, Feature Documentary
Walt Disney Pictures

ASHES TO GLORY, Feature Documentary
WV Public Broadcasting, Witek & Novak Inc.

REMEMBERING MARSHALL, Feature Documentary
ESPN, Radical Media

1999

JACKLIGHT (aka The Antler Boy), Feature
Magnolia Productions

1997

PARDES, Feature
Eros International

WHATEVER, Feature
Sony Pictures Classics

1996

PRIMAL FEAR, Feature
Paramount Pictures

1994

LASSIE, Feature
Paramount Pictures

1993

SOMMERSBY, Feature
Warner Bros.

1992

THE TURNING, Feature
Phaedra Cinema, Leo Films

1991

THE DANCING OUTLAW, TV Documentary
WV Public Broadcasting, Different Drummer

HEROES OF THE HEART (aka Paradise Park), Feature
Silver Lake International Pictures, Big Pictures Productions

OFF AND RUNNING (aka Moon Over Miami), Feature
Orion Pictures

1990

STRANGEST DREAMS: INVASION OF THE SPACE PREACHERS, Feature
Troma Entertainment, , Big Pictures Productions

1987

CHILLERS, Feature
Troma Entertainment, Big Pictures Productions

MATEWAN, Feature
Artisan Entertainment

1985

SWEET DREAMS, Feature
TriStar Pictures

1984

PUDD’NHEAD WILSON, TV Episode
PBS, American Playhouse

RECKLESS, Feature
MGM

1978

THE DEER HUNTER, Feature
Universal Pictures

1975

THE HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS, TV Movie
ABC

1973

WHEN THE LINE GOES THROUGH, Feature
All Seasons Video

1972

NO DRUMS, NO BUGLES, Feature
Cinerama Releasing

1971

FOOLS’ PARADE, Feature
Columbia Pictures

1969

THE RAIN PEOPLE, Feature
Warner Bros., American Zoetrope

1964

TERROR IN THE NIGHT (aka Teen-Age Strangler), Feature
Ajay Film Company

1960

JOHN BROWN’S RAID, TV Movie
NBC

1955

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, Feature
MGM

1925

STAGE STRUCK, Feature
Paramount Pictures

 

FILMOGRAPHY — West Virginia Storyline Elements

(Many studio and independent films and television productions have featured West Virginia storyline elements, fictional and non-fictional. A partial list is provided below. Notations indicate whether the production also shot on location in West Virginia.)

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001, Universal Pictures)
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer
Storyline: Fact-based account on Bluefield (Mercer County) native John Nash, Jr., recipient of 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

A KILLING AFFAIR (1986, Hemdale Film Corporation)
Director: David Saperstein
Cast: Peter Weller, Kathy Baker, John Glover, Bill Smitrovich
Storyline: Fictional drama about a widow who takes in a drifter she believes killed her husband.

ACT OF VENGEANCE (1986, Warner Bros.)
Director: John Mackenzie
Cast: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn
Storyline: Fact-based account on the corruption that occurred during the United Mine Workers 1969 presidential elections.

GOODBYE, MISS 4TH OF JULY (1998, Walt Disney Pictures)
Director: George Miller
Cast: Louis Gossett, Jr., Chris Sarandon, Chynna Phillips, Conchata Ferrell
Storyline: Made-for-TV fictional drama set in a small West Virginia town centering around a family that takes a stand against racism.

HAWKINS (1973-74, CBS)
Director: Jeff Corey
Cast: James Stewart, Strother Martin
Storyline: The court cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins (Stewart).

JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION (2009, ABC)
Director: Brian Smith
Cast: Jamie Oliver
WV Locations: (Huntington, Barboursville, Milton, Cabell County; Charleston, Kanawha County; Hurricane, Putnam County; Ceredo, Kenova, Wayne County)
Storyline: The U.K.’s renowned chef, Jamie Oliver, travels to America – first stop, Huntington – to challenge American families and communities to rally together to adopt healthier lifestyles by changing the way they eat at home, at work, and at school.

MATEWAN (1987, Artisan Entertainment)
Director: John Sayles
Cast: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn
WV Locations: Filmed entirely in Thurmond and New River Gorge regions (Fayette County)
Storyline: Fictionalized retelling of events that led up to a vicious 1920 battle between striking miners and union busting private detectives.

THE MILLERSON CASE (1947, Columbia Pictures)
Director: George Archainbaud
Cast: Warner Baxter, Nancy Saunders, Clem Bevans, Griff Barnett
Storyline: Fictional drama (the 8th film of Columbia’s “Crime Doctor” series) set in the Blue Ridge Mountains during a typhoid epidemic break-out.

THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES (2002, Sony Pictures)
Director: Mark Pellington
Cast: Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Will Patton
Storyline: Set in the real town of Point Pleasant (Mason County) and based on legendary accounts of strange events with ties to a moth-like creature.

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955, MGM)
Director: Charles Laughton
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Peter Graves
Writer: Davis Grubb (Moundsville, Marshall County native)
WV Locations: Moundsville (Marshall County), Sistersville (Tyler County), New Martinsville (Wetzel)
Storyline: Fictional drama based on the Davis Grubb novel — a false preacher ingratiates himself with a dead man’s family to find where he hid the money from a robbery.

OCTOBER SKY (1999, Universal Pictures)
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen
Storyline: Fact-based account on Coalwood (McDowell County) native and author Homer Hickam’s book “Rocket Boys”.

PATCH ADAMS (1998, Universal Pictures)
Director: Tom Shadyac
Cast: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Storyline: Fact-based account on Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, a holistic doctor who founded Gesundheit! Institute in Hillsboro (Pocahontas County).

SAVING SHILOH (2006, Utopia Pictures, Warner Bros.)
Director: Sandy Tung
Cast: Scott Wilson, Gerald McRaney, Jason Dolley, Ann Dowd
Storyline: Set in the real towns of Shiloh and Friendly (Tyler County), 6th-grader Marty and his family attempt to help Shiloh’s previous owner, Judd Travers, redeem himself after a near-fatal truck accident.

SHILOH (1996, Utopia Pictures, Warner Bros.)
Director: Dale ‘Chip’ Rosenbloom
Cast: Scott Wilson, Blake Heron, Bonnie Bartlett, Rod Steiger
Storyline: Set in the real towns of Shiloh and Friendly, the story of how young Marty rescues Shiloh closely mirrors an actual event in which Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (author of the book of the same title) and her husband found an abused stray dog near Middle Island Creek in the tiny community of Shiloh.

SHILOH 2: SHILOH SEASON (1999, Utopia Pictures, Warner Bros.)
Director: Sandy Tung
Cast: Zachery Browne, Scott Wilson, Michael Moriarty, Ann Dowd
Storyline: Set in the real towns of Shiloh and Friendly (Tyler County), 12-year old Marty adopts Shiloh, a beagle who was mistreated by his previous owner.

30 DAYS (2005, FX Network)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Episode: Muslims and America (Season 1)
WV Locations: Charleston (Kanawha County)
Storyline: A Christian from Charleston moves to Dearborn, Michigan, to live in a large Muslim community for 30 days.

30 DAYS (2007, FX Network)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Episode: Working in a Coal Mine (Season 3)
WV Locations: Wyoming County; Kanawha County
Storyline: Spurlock, the show’s creator and executive producer, returns to his home state to reside with a coal miner and his family and work as an underground coal miner for 30 days.

TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE (2006, First Look International)
Director: D.B. Sweeney
Cast: John C. McGinley, D.B. Sweeney, Ed Harris, Moira Kelly
Storyline: Three Marshall University fans travel to Florida to watch The Thundering Herd play Texas for the national championship.

WE ARE MARSHALL (2006, Warner Bros.)
Director: McG
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, David Strathairn, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Kate Mara, Arlen Escarpeta, Robert Patrick
WV Locations: Huntington (Cabell County), Kenova (Wayne County)
Storyline: True story about the worst air tragedy in the history of collegiate athletics, “We Are Marshall” documents the fateful night of November 14, 1970, when 75 members of the Marshall University football team, coaches, university staff, community members, and flight crew were killed in a plane crash while traveling back to Huntington after a game in North Carolina. As those left behind struggled to cope with the devastating loss of their loved ones, the grieving families found hope and strength in the leadership of Jack Lengyel, a young coach who was determined to rebuild Marshall’s football program and, in the process, helped to heal a community.

WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON! (2003, DreamWorks LLC)
Director: Robert Luketic
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Nathan Lane, Sean Hayes
WV Locations: Fayetteville (Fayette County), Grandview (Raleigh County), along Kanawha River/London Locks (Kanawha County)
Storyline: Fictional story set in the real town of Frazier’s Bottom (Putnam County) — a small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest.