Where was Outlaw Posse filmed? See All Western Locations

The new western action film Outlaw Posse takes us on a tour of the American Old West through its classic locations.

Directed and written by Mario Van Peebles, the action film follows a renegade cowboy and his posse who reclaim stolen gold in the corrupt Wild West and fight against a vengeful lawman on his quest for redemption.

The film is produced by Joshua Russell, Gerald T. Olson, Swen Temmel, Meadow Williams, and Kip Konwiser under Konwiser Brothers Entertainment, Iris Indie International, Diamond Films, Good Folk Films, and MVP Entertainment Management.

Where was Outlaw Posse filmed?

The western action movie Outlaw Posse was filmed across multiple locations in Montana, USA including Yellowstone Ranch, Paradise Valley and Livingston town. As per Deadline, the shooting wrapped in November 2022.

Outlaw Posse filming in Paradise Valley, Montana
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Yellowstone Ranch, Montana, USA

Yellowstone Ranch is a famous, historic cattle and sheep ranch located near the town of Paradise Valley in southwestern Montana. It served as the main shooting location for Outlaw Posse.

Originally settled in the late 1800s, it has wide open spaces, rough ground, and beautiful mountain views. Some of the ranch buildings are very old. This made it look just like the Old West.

The sunny meadows were perfect for shooting the exciting gunfights between the outlaws and the good guys.

The old log cabins with peeling paint and creaky floors made everything look authentic, like people were really living back in those Wild West times.

Outlaw Posse filming at Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana
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Being so far away from towns and cities, the ranch was good for filming. It has been isolated, so the movie crew could film the action scenes without modern things getting in the way.

The experienced ranch workers also helped by showing the safest ways to move around the rugged land.

Paradise Valley, Montana, USA

Paradise Valley is a long, wide valley surrounded by tall mountain ranges. The grassy valley floor has the Yellowstone River winding through it. This river with its calm waters and tree-lined banks has been featured in many scenes of the Outlaw Posse movie.

The rugged mountains on both sides of the valley provided an awesome backdrop. Their snowcapped peaks could be seen in the distance during outdoor filming.

There are patches of thick pine forests along the edges. The film crew utilized these wooded areas to film those scenes, where outlaws are taking cover or making secret camps. The tall trees helped create a sense of isolation and untamed wilderness.

One highlight was filming at the historic Emigrant Town site within the valley. This ghost town from the 1800s still has remains of old log buildings and homes. It looked just like the type of frontier settlement the movie’s story took place in.

With its diverse landscapes of mountains, rivers, forests and ghost towns, Paradise Valley made the perfect rugged frontier setting for this western action film about outlaws. The stunning natural scenery captured the spirit of the Old West era.

Livingston, Park Country, Montana, USA

Livingston is a small town in Park County, Montana. It has an old historic downtown area with buildings from the 1800s. This made Livingston the perfect place to film the new western movie Outlaw Posse.

The narrow streets lined with old saloons, general stores, and jailhouses looked just like an authentic wild west town. The film crew didn’t need to build any fake western town sets because Livingston’s downtown already had that classic frontier look and feel.

During filming, you could see cowboys on horseback riding down the roads, chasing stagecoaches and getting into shootouts.

The earl shopfronts and hitching posts made great backdrops for the action scenes.

Between takes, the actors playing outlaws and sheriffs could relax at the Livingston bars and restaurants that still operate today in the historic buildings.

Outlaw Posse movie filming in Livingston, Park Country
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The town’s surrounding prairie lands and mountain views also provided picturesque landscapes for filming outdoor scenes.

With its preserved 19th century architecture and quaint western atmosphere, Livingston was an ideal real-life setting to shoot the gritty tale of Outlaw Posse.

This small Montana town transported the movie’s cast and crew back in time to the frontier days.

Some of the popular productions that took place in the American frontier includes, Big Sky River (2022), The Revenant (2015), Open Range (2023), and another hit western action series Yellowstone.

Behind The Scenes

From the geysers of Yellowstone to the historic streets of Livingston, each location played a vital role in bringing the story to life.

Mario Van Peebles, the film’s director has stated that he wanted the audience to feel the raw beauty of the West, and this working ranch-turned-film studio offered much more than that.

YFR has a fully operational Western town backlot, complete with buildings, streets, and even a saloon with a brothel (just for the film, of course!). Beyond the town, YFR offers additional period sets like a barn, log cabin, and prairie farmhouse.

On the other hand, Montana offers attractive incentives for filmmakers, and YFR helps navigate them for maximum benefit.

Pan African Film Festival celebrated the premiere of Outlaw Posse, directed by the legendary Mario Van Peebles.

They appreciated the involvement of African-Americans in the western film, while celebrating 32 years of showcasing black stories.

Who’s in the cast of Outlaw Posse?

  • Neal McDonough as Bart
  • Cam Gigandet as Caprice
  • Swen Temmel as Willis
  • John Carroll Lynch as Carson
  • Edward James Olmos as Ossie
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Catfish
  • William Mapother as Angel
  • Mario Van Peebles as Chief
  • Sean Bridgers as Mayor
  • Jake Manley as Southpaw
  • Brian Presley as Shotgun
  • Mandela Van Peebles as Decker
  • Allen Payne as Jeremiah
  • D.C. Young Fly as Spooky
  • Joseph Culp as Sheriff
  • Eddie Spears as Silver Bird
  • Cedric The Entertainer as Horatio
  • Meadow Williams as Aphrodite
  • Amber Reign Smith as Queenie
  • Whoopi Goldberg as Stagecoach Mary

Outlaw Posse Release Date

Outlaw Posse was released on March 1, 2024 in limited theaters across the United States and Canada, under the distribution of Quiver Company.

Lakshya Kaushik

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