From Vaquero Entertainment and Team Two Entertainment, the minds behind successful films including Ambush at Dark Canyon, music videos with millions of views for country music artist Randy Houser (“Like a Cowboy” and “We Went”) and the award-winning short film Common Threads, You’re Gonna Miss Me, is the next chapter in the proud film history of Southern Arizona.
To celebrate the premiere of the film, directed by Dustin Rikert and starring John Schneider, Kix Brooks, Leo Howard and Justin Deeley, Visit Tucson is proud to present a red-carpet event at historic location Old Tucson on May 13, 2017. Also featured in the film are William Shockley, Mindy Robinson, Eric Roberts with a special appearance by Morgan Fairchild. Shot at Old Tucson, Casino del Sol, and locations in Bisbee, AZ, the film is the story of a father who challenges his two estranged sons to spend time together to receive their inheritance after his death.
Beyond just appearances from the cast and crew, plus the opportunity to see one of the first screenings of the movie (set to be released on June 6), the one-night-only celebration will include a Q&A with those who made the film and a special acoustic performance by Kix Brooks, who plays Uncle Elmer in the film.
You’re Gonna Miss Me is an example of the results coming from Film Tucson, a division of Visit Tucson, which relentlessly pursues opportunities to get the magnificent landscapes and unique settings of Southern Arizona on screens of all sizes. For the most recent fiscal year (2015-2016), productions assisted by Film Tucson brought $6,262,786 in direct spending to our region. Even more remarkable, direct spending for the first nine months for this fiscal year exceeds $10 million.
The film is also an extension of an existing (and fruitful) relationship between Visit Tucson’s marketing arm, led by Vice President of Marketing, Allison Schult, and Team Two Entertainment. In 2014, Schult forged a relationship with Team Two Entertainment that has brought several critically-acclaimed projects to Tucson, including the well-orchestrated, two-year partnership with country music artist Randy Houser as well as the movie short, Common Threads, an emotional tale of reconnection and redemption released in 2016, which is currently sweeping several award categories on the film festival circuit.
Asked about You’re Gonna Miss Me, Schult commented “Inserting Tucson into the storylines of these films and showcasing many of our region’s diverse and distinct locations is, without question, the ultimate form of product placement. Working with master storytellers like Rikert, Shockley and Kix Brooks allows us to reach and influence captive audiences on a much grander scale. It’s an amazing opportunity to market the destination and we couldn’t pass it up.”
Country Music’s #CMchat is very excited to be working with Allison Schult and Visit Tucson taking you behind the scenes of the premiere festivities! Be on the lookout for Livestreams from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The premiere is scheduled for 7 pm on May 13 at Old Tucson, with a limited number of tickets available to the public. The tickets which must be purchased in advance online at http://tiny.cc/youregonnamissme are $25, with proceeds benefitting the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation (aswhf.org), a nonprofit organization that supports the living history programs at Old Tucson, helping foster appreciation of the region’s diverse cultures and their influence on life in the Sonoran Desert region during Arizona’s Territorial period.