In July 2015, the Kootenai River on the outskirts of Libby was chosen for its stunning natural beauty for a multitude of scenes for the Academy Award-winning movie The Revenant.  While shooting locally, the entire stunt crew, rescue team, and transport drivers chose the Sandman Motel as their 'home away from home'.  The Revenant film crew quickly became part of our family here in Libby and Cameron, our youngest son, even got the opportunity to work with the film crew as a production assistant. We spent many a summer evening barbequing and enjoying a fews beers while exchanging family stories and learning about other films the crew have worked on in the past. It was so very exciting to be part of their lives for the time they stayed with us and we will certinaly be in touch with them for years to come.