Lawmakers won’t support a bill to create voluntary donations for the Colorado Film Commission to offer incentives to filmmakers, but that hasn’t deterred film location scout Greg Babcock, who often recommends Boulder’s swell scenery as the backdrop for commercials, television episodes, films, and ads (Daily Camera). His efforts lured Kraft Foods to the area, paying off in a national print advertising campaign for the company’s Lunchables kids meals.

But experimental filmmaker Stacey Steers, who teaches at the University of Colorado’s Film Studies Program, doesn’t require a Flatirons backdrop. He’s got some old Lillian Gish flicks, which he’s adapting into animations, creating a “mesmerizing nightmare in which our gasping heroine is confronted with everything from handfuls of snakes to terrifying giant eggs,” writes IndieWire.