Five years ago, Treadway Industries was commissioned to create a massive bull’s head for the movie “Year One”. This kind of fabrication is something we like to call “destruction construction”. The giant sculpture was design, fabricated and installed on the movie’s set, just to be blown up in the epic “Sodom and Gomorrah” scene.
Below is a blurp from an article we found about the “Sodom and Gomorrah” set that was built in Sibley, Louisiana.
Monday, March 09, 2009
‘The Year One’ movie set … yeah, they still build ’em like they used to
Without question, “The Year One” is the wildest movie set yet built in northwest Louisiana. It’s six acres, surrounded by many more acres of desert-looking sand, and stands in for the Biblical city Sodom. The set will get oodles of screen time when the Jack Black comedy debuts June.
Times photographer Greg Pearson (his work below) and I got a tour of it last week, led by Phillip Jordan Brooks. Brooks now spends his weekdays showcasing the set to scouts. The set hopes to book another picture there, and really it could be re-dressed as anything from Sodom to a stereotypical Middle Eastern village to a modern-day sword-and-sandal epic to a western. Who knows, but the site has tons of potential for future filming.
We also found a video that tells some details about the set and the impact it has had on the small Louisiana town of Sibley. Click here to view the video.
Now, almost 5 years later, the set is still standing! Click here to see the aerial view in Google maps!
Check out our portfolio page to see more of Treadway’s work on “The Bull”.