Film maker looks to use Casper as location for upcoming movie

Sign at the entrance of the city of Casper
Sign at the entrance of the city of Casper(Travis Mitchell)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 11:00 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The city of Casper and Visit Casper have been hoping to get more film makers interested in shooting movies in the city. Writer and director James Hall is hoping to be one of the first film makers to use Casper as the location for his movie “Rawlins”.

“Rawlins” is a fictional film based on true events. The film will follow a girl named Jaden Rawlins who joins a boys high school wrestling team because girls wrestling is not a sanctioned high school sport in Wyoming.

Director James Hall used inspiration from his time wrestling in high school as a basis for the film. He also conducted interviews with female wrestlers from around the state and across the country to form a story for the main character.

James hopes that his film may help bring to light the struggle of female wrestlers in Wyoming.

The filmmakers are also hoping to use schools in the Natrona County School District to shoot the film in but are having trouble with getting permissions to film in the district. This means that they may have to film at other schools in the state.

The RawlinsFilm LLC can be found on Facebook or contacted at

They are also planning to start a kick starter campaign to help fund the project which can be found here.

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