“Dead of Night (Winter)” Becomes “Killer Movie”

November 18, 2007

A horror film shot in Minnesota last spring has released a trailer on YouTube. Originally titled “Dead of Winter,” then “Dead of Night,” the film is now called “Killer Movie.” According to the trailer, it will be released this summer.


College of St. Scholastica Screens Bergman Retrospective

November 17, 2007

bergman.jpgThe College of Saint Scholastica will screen a series of four films by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The series will begin on Friday, November 30, with “Smiles of a Summer Night” (1955). All films will be shown in the Science Building auditorium on Scholastica’s Duluth campus. They are free and open to the public.

Bergman died in July of this year. He was one of the most influential filmmakers in film history with a career that spanned six decades.

smiles.jpgFilm schedule:

The film festival is sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica Library and the Department of Communication, Theatre and Art.

More information at: http://www.css.edu/x21788.xml.

Source: College of St. Scholastica Press Release

“Remember Minnesota” Scouts Locations in Bismark, ND

November 12, 2007

According to a report filed by CBS affiliate KXMB-TV, “Remember Minnesota,” a feature film project about an underdog University of Minnesota rowing team, recently scouted locations in Bismark, ND. Producers Brad Melby and John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Zodiac, Grumpy Old Men) are featured in the news story.

View the report courtesy of YouTube.

More information:

“Remember Minnesota” is scheduled to shoot this spring, according to the report.

A Serious Delay; Coen Brothers Project Rescheduled for Summer Start

November 10, 2007

The Minnesota Film and TV Board Website is reporting that the Coen Brothers production “A Serious Man” is being postponed because of ongoing industry labor negotiations. Originally scheduled to begin pre-production in January, “A Serious Man” now hopes to begin pre-production in June and principal photography in August.

See my previous post, Coen Brother Come Home to Shoot “A Serious Man”, for more information.

Independent Film Night Comes to Duluth, MN – November 16

November 10, 2007

IFP Minnesota will host a night of information and entertainment at the Play Ground Theater in Duluth on November 16, 2007. The event will include two workshops on “How to Apply” for the McKnight Filmmaking and Screenwriting Fellowships and a special edition of Cinema Lounge, the popular monthly film showcase that features locally-produced short films.


Duluth Play Ground Theater

  • 6-7 p.m. – Screenwriting Fellowship “How to Apply” workshop
  • 7-8 p.m. – Filmmaking Fellowship “How to Apply” workshop
  • lounge_main.jpg8-9:30 p.m. – Cinema Lounge, featuring…
    • 12 Moons On Gichigami by Mark Ryan (6 min.)  See it!
    • Cross Country with the Snakes by Hansi Johnson (13 min.)
    • Birds At Night (Might Fall) by Bridget Riversmith (3 min.)  See it!
    • Jesus Loves Me by Jason Page (2 min. excerpt from the upcoming feature, “God Rocks”)
    • Resonance by Paul Creager (10 min.)
    • Broc by Steve Ash (20 min.)

Pizza Luce’

  • 9:30 p.m. – Party

Aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters are encouraged to attend this free event.

More information at:

Source: IFP press release and web site.