Dust off the boots for an exclusive look at a thrilling western, filmed on location at Madera County’s Bandit Town, Coarsegold, Fresno Flats, and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.
OAKHURST, CA – Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada Mountains are a wild west destination in present times, but in 1885 travelers and residents also contended with The Red Jack Gang, a real gang who robbed stagecoaches. The feature film that Darrell Mapson creates in “Lost Outlaw” brings the story back to life by glimpsing 135 years into the past. The production brings the drama against the backdrop of historic sites and vistas in Madera County.
Yosemite Cinema in Oakhurst will host an exclusive local showing of,
Thursday, June 17 | 9 P.M.
Buy tickets online for $10
(Seating is limited, purchase in advance and save $2.)
The pictures are back, partners! And what better way to celebrate than with a timeless western?
“We chose this area because the story revolves around the gold rush in California, and I wanted to film the Fresno River in Coarsegold as authentically as possible,” recounts Darrell Mapson, writer, and director of ‘Lost Outlaw’. “We also wanted to feature a train in the film, and the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad was open and helpful to us. Fresno Flats in Oakhurst had the perfect yellow house for the family scenes. Bandit Town in North Fork worked very well for our saloon scenes and church scenes as well as our town scenes with actors riding in on horses. The horses were provided by a local wrangler, who also played a role in the film. Hair and makeup from Solstice Salon were an asset to the team. In all the community was gracious and believed in what we were trying to do with this film for the whole family.”
Saddle up for an evening to remember because on June 17 at 9 P.M. this incredible new movie blows into the south gate of Yosemite for one night only. Arrive early for photo opportunities with the cast and crew.
Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s mission is to draw the millions of Yosemite National Park visitors to the many businesses and attractions in its gateway. We invite visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center to the Madera Wine Trail and onward into the High Sierra. Along the way, discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, four seasons of water sports at Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, and mighty adventures right up to the massive Giant Sequoia trees. Madera County is the gateway to so much more.