"Red Wing" films in Whitewright

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

WHITEWRIGHT, TX-Cameras rolled in one Texoma town for an upcoming movie making its debut on the big screen. Film crews have been in Whitewright shooting the movie "Red Wing" since the beginning of this week.
Thursday, we got the chance to speak with filmmakers and one of the stars about the movie and also with a city official, who tells us what this means for Whitewright.
Thursday afternoon, film crews and actors got together at the Caney Creek Nursery in Whitewright to shoot "Red Wing"--a love story that spans 30 years--set out in the country.

"It's a love story. But when you think about a love story, you need to think about the different aspects of love and it encompasses so many aspects of the word love."

Integrity Film Productions, Patti Carpenter, said the story surrounds leading lady "Maddie Blanton," played by Breann Johnson.

"She got married when she was 18 and had Johnny, her son, right away and then some things and surprises happen in the story and I don't want to give too much away," she said.

Frances Fisher and Luke Perry also have starring roles.

Carpenter said they were looking for the perfect setting for "Red Wing" a year ago, browsing towns in Texas and Utah and one Sunday afternoon, they found Whitewright.

"When we got here, we saw this gorgeous little town, completely closed up, quiet. It had everything we wanted," she said.

"It's gonna promote a lot for the city. There are some things going to our website, it's gonna help our tourism, which will help out a little bit. Whitewright is just a great small town."

Mayor pro tem, Ruby Howell, said the production company asked the council a few months ago for permission to shoot in Whitewright. She said this will help put their city on the map.

"We're delighted to have them, we think it's great. We just want to welcome them and hope that the whole time they're here that we can take care of their needs and be happy with it and that they'll be happy with their movie," she said.

"I love Whitewright, I love the rifle. I won the rifle the first night out so it was great and the people are just fabulous, incredibly genuinely fabulous people," said Carpenter.

"It's wonderful, I love it here and the town is so nice. Everyone's so helpful and wanting to chip in and help out, it's just been amazing, an amazing experience," said Johnson.

Carpenter adds that several crew members and actors are from Texoma. They will be filming in Whitewright until August and "Red Wing" is expected to hit theatres next year.

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  • by John Location: Los Angeles on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    The film is not based on a book. The main actress is SO gorgeous!
  • by m on Jul 23, 2012 at 07:15 AM
    Not only is Jacob McEntire in the film also Lucas Adams from Bells is in the film these two young men are making it happen in Hollywood! We are proud of you guys. Red Wing is just what Whitewright needed. This is a super film crew and they have Whitewright support 100%.
  • by ShaRhonda Location: Spencer, OK on Jul 21, 2012 at 08:08 PM
    Is this story based on a book?
  • by x on Jul 20, 2012 at 02:27 PM
    jacob mcentire never heard of him
  • by Amber Location: Van Alstyne on Jul 20, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    Allen, thank you for mentioning that Jacob McEntire (Whitewright, TX) is involved in the film! It's great to see local talent getting a break.
  • by c on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    is this a red neck hillbilly film
    • reply
      by Bubba Redneck on Jul 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM in reply to c
      for it to be a red neck hillbilly love story there has to be a pig in it somewhere...see previous stories..
    • reply
      by John on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:03 AM in reply to c
      No, it's not going to be a red neck hillbilly film
  • by Tom Bean on Jul 20, 2012 at 09:01 AM
    They filmed at the Tom Bean Texas Star Bank as well!
  • by Lilly Location: Sherman on Jul 20, 2012 at 08:44 AM
    Rumor is Bill Paxton is in it too. Glad Luke PErry is working again. Hope it's a real movie and not some indie film that will never even come to this area. Wouldn't surprise me at all.
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      by Southmayd@Star on Jul 20, 2012 at 09:35 AM in reply to Lilly
      Lilly you are just full of information,this is good for the entire county.
  • by Allen on Jul 20, 2012 at 06:39 AM
    You failed to mention White wright native Jake McEntire is in this movie as well,, Hellloo!
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