Cooper & the Castle Hills Gang
Cooper & the Castle Hills Gang is a 51-minute movie filmed entirely on location in Castle Hills, with over 900 residents serving as extras. Presented by Bright Realty and produced by Bright & Co. Marketing, Cooper & the Castle Hills Gang was filmed over 12 days in October, 2010. It debuted as part of the Dallas International Film Festival in April 2011, in conjunction with a special outdoor screening that took place in Castle Hills that attracted over 2,000 residents who viewed the film for the first time. Since then, the film has been seen by thousands of people. Today, the film may be viewed online, and DVD copies continue to be distributed to prospects who are interested in the Castle Hills story.
Cooper & the Castle Hills Gang showcases the people, places and vibrant lifestyle that the north Dallas community of Castle Hills has to offer. By featuring residents, homes, shops, pools, schools, parks and the golf course, the film invites the viewer to experience what Castle Hills is all about, through the magic of storytelling and film.
Why a movie?
Because Castle Hills is such a unique and special place, in 2010 Bright Realty committed to a project to tell the world about Castle Hills in a unique and special way. Everyone loves movies. They capture our imagination, engage our spirit and remind us how rich and satisfying life can be. Engaging the viewer through the medium of film is one of the most effective ways to connect, and Castle Hills always strives to connect with people.
What’s the movie about?
Eleven-year-old Cooper Callaghan knows how to have fun, especially while living in what he calls “the greatest neighborhood in the world.” Summer days are filled with elaborate games, adventures and the occasional practical joke on his temperamental older sister, Penny. But when Castle Hills’ favorite grandpa, Mr. Wilson, loses something dear to him and his wife, Cooper and his friends face a mission that may be impossible to complete. With only a handful of hours before Mrs. Wilson returns home for the big July 4th celebration at the Village Shops, Cooper must search every corner of Castle Hills, outsmart his sister and overcome his own pride to save the day.