Older Than America Trailer Available on YouTube

March 18, 2008

A trailer for Minnesota-produced “Older than America” is now available on YouTube. The film was shot in Cloquet, Minnesota, during November and December, 2006. See my previous “Older” posts at frozenframes.wordpress.com/?s=Older+Than+America.


Movie References to Duluth, MN

December 31, 2007

There’s a long tradition of making fun of Duluth, Minnesota, in the movies. The recently released trailer for the George Clooney directed romantic comedy “Leatherheads” continues that tradition. While the film features a Duluth-based professional football team, it was filmed mostly in North Carolina. See my previous post on “Leatherheads.”

More fun at Duluth’s expense… [Youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=-0VIgjSJFFc&feature=related]

“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.

“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.

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

Ken Burns Documentary Premieres in Luverne, MN

August 27, 2007

Highlights of The War, a new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will have a special screening in Luverne, Minnesota, one of four American towns featured in the production.

The seven-part, 15-hour long PBS series is schedule to begin airing on public television stations on Sunday, September 23.

According to PBS publicity materials, the series uses the personal stories of citizens from four American towns to weave a dramatic portrait of the impact of World War II on the U.S. The towns, Sacramento, CA; Waterbury, CT; Mobile AL; and Luverne, MN, will all have local screenings of highlights of the series. Ken Burns is schedule to attend the screenings and lead a question and answer sessions.

The Luverne screening is scheduled at the Palace Theater at 8 p.m. on September 6. Followed by screenings in Mobile (9/8), Waterbury (9/10) and Sacramento (9/13).

More information at:

Added 8/29/07: Burns will also appear at Northrup Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on September 5. See the Minnesota Film and TV Board’s news site for details. The event is sponsored the U and Twin Cities Public Television.

Added 9/7/07: An extended preview of “The War” is now available via YouTube. And when they say extended, they’re not kidding. It runs 26 minutes.

Minneapolis Filmmakers Among Heinz Finalists

August 27, 2007

Minneapolis filmmakers Jim Davis and Dan Raleigh are among the finalist in the Heinz “Top this TV Challenge” contest. Their spot, which is called “Heinz Group Therapy,” was one of the top 15 entries in the YouTube-hosted contest.

You can support them by voting at www.topthistv.com. The rules allow you to vote once per day through September 10.

Ketchup Commercial Contest

May 17, 2007

Heinz is sponsoring the “Top This TV Challenge,” a YouTube-based commercial contest. Details are available at www.topthistv.com. The deadline is August 6.

First place prize? Yea, you guessed it – $57,000!