You’re OUT! highlights the advantages of filmmaking in Champaign County

Stay the Course Productions seeks to bring 80s-era comedic filmmaking back to the state with You’re OUT!, a movie currently shooting in Champaign County.

Growing up in the 80s, Sandy De Lisle, owner of Stay the Course Productions, was enamored with John Hughes films like Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Home Alone.

Many of Hughes’ films were shot on the North Shore, not far from De Lisle’s native Deerfield. However, when it came time to choose the location to shoot her independent comedy film, You’re OUT!, she decided Champaign County was the perfect spot. 

“You’re OUT! is a modern-day National Lampoon’s Vacation with baseball and a dog hero. To capture the road-trip vibe we wanted, we needed a lot of diversity in our locations, and Champaign County truly has everything we were looking for: a university, airport, suburban neighborhoods, malls, farms, open roads, and baseball fields,” says De Lisle, Executive Producer and Lead Writer of You’re OUT!

The production is filming in Champaign County from July 7-16, including:

The film’s lead actor, Shannon Brown, currently has six films streaming, including Halloweed, Every 21 Seconds, Finding Hope, The Crash, What We Found, and Without Grace. He has worked with numerous well-known actors, including Minnie Driver, Maggie Q, Danny Trejo, and Tom Sizemore.

You’re OUT! has secured a fiscal sponsorship from Full Spectrum Features and will be distributed by Glass House Distribution.


For more information about the movie, visit


You’re OUT! is a production of Stay the Course Productions.

For more information, please visit, and be sure to follow You’re OUT! on Kickstarter, Facebook, and Instagram.


About the Champaign County Film Office

The Champaign County Film Office is operated by Visit Champaign County. The Film Office assists filmmakers with location scouting, permitting, casting and production needs, and additional services needed. The Champaign County Film Office assisted the You’re Out! Production with bringing the production to the area.

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