Film45 - Filmmaking in the North
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Film45 covers the film and movie industry from The North (aka the Upper Midwest). Each episode we interview somebody from the film community and ask them: Who are you and what do you do? We also provide updates about productions, education, funding, festivals and more from the Minnesota and Wisconsin areas and the greater surrounding region.
||ExplicitF45:023 – Steve Speers, Cinemechanics - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||This episode features cinematographer, AC, and business owner Steve Speers of Cinemechanics. And the big news is that they are hosting the upcoming Next Level Expo on July 31st, 2018 from 1-6pm where various bits of production gear with be featured and.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:022 – FilmNorth Forum 2018 - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||This year’s FilmNorth Forum is July 14-15th, 2018 and we get a look inside from FilmNorth Executive Director Andrew Peterson. Your registration includes all the panels, the double-feature screening, light breakfast/lunch,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:021 – Charlie McCarron, composer - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||After having three film projects premiere at MSPIFF 2018, Film45 caught up with composer Charlie McCarron to learn about he manages to create all his content, what motivates him, how to talk to composers if you are a director,||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:020 – Brian Stemmler, producer - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Producer/Partner Brian Stemmler is part of the YouTube series “How To Make Everything” with Andy George. He’s also a commercial producer by day over at KSTP. We talk about his journey from L.A. to Minnesota,||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:019 – Eric Howell, Voice From The Stone - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Director Eric Howell got his start in the stunt and effects world but his appetite for learning led him through numerous short films, including the multi-award-winning Ana’s Playground, and now to his debut feature film with Emilia Clarke (Game of Thr||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:018 – Jesse Bishop, MSPIFF Programmer - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||On today’s episode of Film45 spring is finally here and that means that 36th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is in full swing. We sneak in a chat with one of MSPIFF’s lead programmers,||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:017 – Jim Brunzell, Sundance 2017 Day 3 - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||We’re coming to you “live” from Sundance 2017 Day 3, with Jim Brunzell (Sound Unseen, AGLIFF, Hammer To Nail). In this episode we review some of the films we’ve already seen, what we’re looking forward to, and some notes about the festival and||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:016 – Aleshia Mueller, Script Supervisor - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||“I’m from Backus, I can do anything!” This episode we get schooled in the art of script supervision and continuity, and in having a super can-do attitude, with Aleshia Mueller (ReelNomad). She’s been very busy the last several years working both||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:015 – Barry Andersson, director/dp/author - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||This episode of Film45 features director/dp/author/trainer Barry Andersson. He wrote The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook (2nd Edition) and travels around the country both to train and to work for his clients. You can find his stuff over on Moviola.com,||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:014 – Matthew Anderson, Theater People - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||We’re back with local web series writer/producer Matthew G. Anderson, creator of Theater People. This comedic series features the “drama behind the drama” of the Twin Cities theater scene and is now in production on Season Four (yeah, four!).||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:013 – Matt Osterman, filmmaker - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Writer/director Matt Osterman joins Jeremy for a F45 podcast about making films with a science and sci-fi angle to them. From working on Sportsfan with Jon Stewart, to the Blue Zones project with Dan Buettner,||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:012 – Rick Vaicius, Flyway Film Festival - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||The hosts of Film45, Jeremy Wilker and Rick Vaicius, have an end-of-year chat about Flyway, Sound Unseen, the film culture in The North, and going to Sundance once again. Spirit Awards Screenings MNTV McKnight Fellowships Matt Osterman’s 400 Days MNF||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:011 – Jason Schumacher, filmmaker - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Filmmaker, producer, editor, assistant (and more) Jason Schumacher chats with us about his features, shorts, and the state of filmmaking here in The North. His most recent short film, Sad Clown, is a must-see film and his last feature,||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:010 – Jan Selby, Quiet Island Films - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||At the recent Documentary Summit MSP here in the Twin Cities, Jeremy sat down with Jan Selby, from Quiet Island Films, to chat about her career path and her socially-impactful documentary films. Her doc about veterans and peace, “Beyond The Divide,||7/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:009 – Dawn Mikkelson, doc maker - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||We visit with documentary filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson and learn all about her approach and work in the doc arena, including the projects on ‘green’ energy, Green Green Water, and forgiveness, Risking Light. Dawn is the owner of Emergence Pictures and||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:008 – Kevin Pontuti, UW Stout - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Jeremy sits down with Kevin Pontuti, professor at UW Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to learn more about the 2015 Summer Cinema Intensive (an 8-week college-credit hands-on filmmaking course) and the normal degree offerings for students enrolling at Sto.||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:007 – Norah Shapiro, Miss Tibet - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||UPDATE: Norah just won the Best MN Doc award at MSPIFF! Congrats! This episode we sit down and chat with producer-director Norah Shapiro about her new documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, which just had its local premiere at MSPIFF 2015 (after the.||4/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll. This documentary about Cambodia’s lost music scene is incredible on many levels besides the infectious music: the fashion, the burgeoning culture scene,||4/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Labyrinthus - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: If you’ve got some pre-teens or teens in your house, they might enjoy this mild thriller about a young boy who discovers a camera with a usb stick attached to it. Upon loading of the usb stick onto his computer,||4/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: The Russian Woodpecker - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: The audience just sat very quietly after the credits rolled. My mouth was slightly agape. So, yeah, this is a pretty damn good documentary. The subject, a wild-eyed free spirit theater artist with radiation in his veins,||4/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: The Fool - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: This Russian movie about a lowly caretaker/plumber takes a darkly comedic premise about the levels of corruption in small-town Soviet politics and the quite-literally crumbling infrastructure of poverty-stricken people and plays it pretty .||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Los Hongos - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MPSIFF 2015: Two street-wise teens wander the low-income parts of their Columbian city, practicing their art and graffiti against the background of tense political elections and police actions. Great stuff about boys wandering around,||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Tokyo Fiancée - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: This is a whimsical version of Amelie set in Japan starring a young woman named Amelie (based on the story written by Amelie Nothumb). It isn’t a remake, but more a feel-alike with innocence and quirkiness abound.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Victoria - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MPSIFF 2015: This is Jeremy’s pick as the Best of the Fest already. Shot in a single-take over two hours (truly, no editing trickery ala Rope or Birdman), this story about a young woman innocently falling in with a group of low-level street thugs is t||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Medicine of the Wolf - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: This doc from first-timer Julia Huffman was filmed in northern Minnesota and features a lot of great visuals, including the beloved work of photographer Jim Brandenburg. Following the delisting of the wolf from the endangered species list .||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Belle and Sebastian - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MPSIFF 2015: This charming adaptation of the novel by Cécile Aubry takes place in the French Alps during WW II while local townsfolk are helping the Jews escape the Germans. Young kids won’t, of course, feel the weight of that history,||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Clouds of Sils Maria - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: Hey, Kristen Stewart can act! I had written her off after seeing the Twilight movies, but I think she does have some potential and she holds her own with Juliette Binoche. I also really like seeing Chloe Grace Moretz as a Hollywood starlet.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Black Coal, Thin Ice - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||MSPIFF 2015: A noir-ish washed-up detective on the hunt of a possible serial killer story from northern China. Some great scenes, including a very realistic shoot-out (no big hero Hollywood moments), and some nice suspense,||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:006 – John Zdechlik, Z-Fest and Z Systems - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||This episode we sit down and chat with John Zdechlik, owner of Z Systems in St. Louis Park and the host of the ongoing short film festival (with nice prizes), Z-Fest. We chat about the biz, gear, the festival, and more.||3/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45:005 – Joshua Carlon, Cinema Lounge - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||In this episode we visit with filmmaker/graphic artist and host of the monthly short-film Cinema Lounge screening series, Joshua Carlon. We talk about the history and future of CL, what he does when he’s not making films,||3/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitF45 – 004 – Kevin Obsatz and The North - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Filmmaker Kevin Obsatz sits down for a chat with Jeremy Wilker about filmmaking in the Midwest… or should it be The North? Kevin’s recent essay about The Cinema of The North raises a lot of valid ideas about our scene and place in the film world.||2/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 003 – Sundance and Slamdance 2015 - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Rick and Jeremy spent the past week out in Park City, Utah, at the 2015 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. There were only a few Minnesota/Wisconsin connections this year (listen to our episode with Britni West),||1/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: The End of the Tour - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Did James Ponsoldt just premiere the best film at Sundance once again? How could a film about an author on a book tour be that compelling? When you’ve got Jason Segel delivering an incredible performance as David Foster Wallace along side Jesse Eisenb||1/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-second Review: Tired Moonlight - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Writer/director Britni West premiered “Tired Moonlight” to a sold-out show at Slamdance 2015. This film really captures a slice of small-town American life and comes together beautifully in the final 20 minutes. Shot of 16mm film.||1/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45-Second Review: The Bronze - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Ok, do y’all want to see these 45-second film reviews as a separate item or as part of the regular podcasts? Let us know! The Bronze is a raunchy comedy written by and starring Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory) which premiered at Sundance 2015 last nigh||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 002 – Britni West, writer-director of Tired Moonlight - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||Coming to you live from Park City, Utah for Sundance and Slamdance 2015, we chat with writer/director Britni West about her feature “Tired Moonlight,” which premieres at 3:35pm Friday January 23rd at Slamdance and then goes across the pond to play t||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 001 – Andrew Peterson, executive director of IFPMN - Film45 - Filmmaking in the North||In our very first podcast episode, we chat with Andrew Peterson, the executive director of IFP MN. In 2015 IFP MN moves to a brand new space, hosts the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards screenings at the Walker Art Center, and heads out to Sundance.||1/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Nice to hear an in depth filmmaking podcast about the North!
It’s nice to have a local film program to listen. There’s a lot of good work being in the Midwest.
Great to have coverage of the MN film industry!
Fun interviews & good info for those interested in film opportunities in the North.