Films of the Cowboy Trail: The Revenant

Posted on: March 15th, 2016

Just like us, movie and TV show directors have been awed by the rugged Western beauty of Alberta. In fact, many films, TV shows, and commercials have been filmed along the Cowboy Trail. The 2016 edition of “Experience the Cowboy Trail and Kananaskis Country” will include a special article about “Films of the Cowboy Trail.” We want to provide a teaser to whet your appetite and give you some extra content exclusive to this website!

 

re_select_1.00000874 Leonardo DiCaprio stars in THE REVENANT, an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. Copyright © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE REVENANT Motion Picture Copyright © 2015 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

In this blog post, we’ll focus on the new movie “The Revenant,” shot primarily in Kananaskis Country. (A battle scene was shot on the nearby Morley First Nations settlement.) “The Revenant” has been nominated for multiple awards and won a number of them too. At the Academy Awards USA, The Revenant won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Achievement in Directing (Alejandro González Iñárritu), and Best Achievement in Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki).

 

 

re_select_2.00001895 Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. It is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. I–‡rritu (Birdman, Babel). Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. Copyright © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE REVENANT Motion Picture Copyright © 2015 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

 

 

re_select_3.00001914 Leonardo DiCaprio stars in THE REVENANT, an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. Copyright © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE REVENANT Motion Picture Copyright © 2015 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

 

The experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass in Montana and South Dakota were the backdrop to the movie “The Revenant.” While exploring the uncharted wilderness, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) was severely injured from a brutal bear attack in 1823. After being left for dead by his close friend John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Glass must survive at any cost while he finds his way back home to his beloved family. Filled with anger and focused on vengeance, Glass travels through harsh winter conditions, rough country and several life threatening challenges, to track down Fitzgerald.

re_select_4.00002444 Tom Hardy (foreground) and Will Poulter hunt for the person they had left for dead, in THE REVENANT. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. Copyright © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE REVENANT Motion Picture Copyright © 2015 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

 

 

 

re_select_5.00002709 Tom Hardy hunts for the person he had left for dead, in THE REVENANT. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. Copyright © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE REVENANT Motion Picture Copyright © 2015 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

 

Gianna Isabella, director’s assistant on the Revenent, appears in the middle of the picture above. Photo courtesy of Gianna Isabella.

Gianna Isabella, the director’s assistant for the Revenant, appears in the photo above. She said, “So many Alberta landscapes are just perfect for the big screen. I’m lucky to have worked on ‘The Revenent’ and ‘Lewis and Clark’ in Southern Alberta, and am happy to direct & produce my own films here.”

 

Rehearsing a scene in The Revenant. Courtesy of Gianna Isabella

As you can see in the photos, the rugged beauty of Kananaskis Country made a striking backdrop for “The Revenant.” Stay tuned for a couple more blog posts about films and movies made in Kananaskis Country!

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