We had the good fortune of connecting with Cooper Carr and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cooper, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was wrapping on a feature film taking place in Fort Worth and at the end we have this event called the “Garage Sale” where we sell items that we bought for the film it self. I looked around saw tables, chairs and tents etc…

And I had this random thought that someone should buy it all and start a film production supply company in Fort Worth (there currently wasn’t one) , I heard this weird voice inside of myself say “Well why can’t that be you?”.

Still I didn’t buy those items then in there, but the thought stewed and brewed in my head. Over months I played with different names, logos, and finally I settled on the name Production Outfitters. I got a business partner Bryce Doss who finalized the logo.

Then things got moving.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The two founders Cooper Carr and Bryce Doss come from the Film Production Industry. Cooper works as a film scout and a location manager and Bryce worked in the Art Dept and then went to work as an In-House Graphic Designer.

Both have been entrepreneurial, from owning worm farms, to being marketing consultants always trying to find that niche that they would grow and excel in.

Both Cooper and Bryce found a certain kind of love for Production Outfitters, knowing that they were providing a unique service to the film community of Fort Worth felt special and perfectly timed given Fort Worth’s recent and consistent success in attracting both commercial and narrative film work.

The toughest part has been time management, balancing having your normal job and servicing the needs of our clients has been demanding, but rewarding. It was never going to be easy, we knew that from the start.

Cooper and Bryce want Production Outfitters to foster and support the film industry of Fort Worth while growing along side it. They want to ensure Fort Worth is getting rugged high-quality production supplies and giving outstanding service to Fort Worth productions.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First and foremost you have to take them to Joe T’s! Anyone new to Fort Worth should experience the scale, quality, and atmosphere of Joe T’s. After that you’d have to go caffeinate at Cherry’s Coffee (arguably the best coffee in FW)

And then you head over to the museum district and enjoy the culture you can take in there I personally love the Forth Worth Modern. Finishing the day off with the Forth Worth stock yards and getting a burger at the Love Shack with some after drinks at White Elephant.

After that full day, you will want to go to Cavdender’s so you can strut your stuff in a new pair of cowboy boots just don’t go thinking you can rope a cow and you’ll be good. Enjoying some of the historic districts in Fort Worth would be time well spent as well be sure to check out cultural areas like the Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum, Fort Worth Botanical gardens, The Long Horns, and if you can catch a rodeo.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The reason Production Outfitters has gotten to the point where it is due to first and foremost is our business partnership there have been times when one of us is burnt out and the other can pick up that slack. If weren’t for that willingness, passion, and ability to communicate Production Outfitters wouldn’t be around.

Our families and loved ones as well as fellow film industry professionals have been instrumental in so many ways from last second phone calls asking for help to being helpful sounding boards ensuring our success.

Both Bryce and I have always been a dreamers, but, when it came to Production Outfitters if felt like something that shouldn’t become just a memory of an idea I once had.

For Production Outfitters to become a reality I needed someone I could create and collaborate with, someone who works off of enthusiasm and isn’t afraid of risk. Had it not been for Bryce, Production Outfitters simply would not exist.

So thank you – Neil, Kyle, Claire, Katie, Brey, Kelsie, and Sherri Doss.

Website: ProductionOutfitters.co

Instagram: Production.Outfitters

Image Credits
Brey Browne & Kelsie Key

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