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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Film crew visits Pratt area for promotional ads

  • A Wichita film crew working on promotional commercials about south central Kansas and its oil and gas industry got some special footage Monday as they filmed the arrival of a B-25 at the Pratt Regional Airport.


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  • A Wichita film crew working on promotional commercials about south central Kansas and its oil and gas industry got some special footage Monday as they filmed the arrival of a B-25 at the Pratt Regional Airport.
    The plane belongs to the Commemorative Air Force and was returning to its home base of South St. Paul, Minn. after attending an air show in Midland, Texas over the weekend when it stopped in Pratt to refuel.
    The film crew, from Intake Studios in Wichita, was filming in several locations in Pratt Monday as they produced 30-second and 60-second commercials educating the public about the benefits of oil and gas production in Kansas and at the same time weaving a story together that promotes the essence of Kansas in this area, said Heath Kennedy, account supervisor for Brothers & Company that handles marketing and communications for the project.
    The promotional spots carry the theme “Kansas Strong” and are designed to give viewers a flavor of folks who live and work in the area.
    The spots also feature the benefits of oil and gas production in the area including more taxes in local coffers and the creation of jobs, Kennedy said.
    Producer Nicholas E. Vedros, of Vedros Motion of Wichita, traveled over 1,400 miles to find location for the promotions and chose the area in Pratt, Medicine Lodge and Kiowa for the beautiful scenery. He likes the small town feel and has found nice people to work with during his filming in Pratt.
    Besides the B-25 arrival, the crew also filmed a flag raising at sunrise at the B-29 Memorial with retired Army Master Sgt. David Stitt and retired Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major George Stevens.
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