minne mini film festival

A film festival for mini films in Minnesota.

2016 seems to be the year I'm taking on big, scary projects. 
I help run a fiscally sponsored non profit filmmaking community group called Persistence of Vision: A Filmmaking Collective. That's a lot of words.

Basically, it's a support group for filmmakers. We want filmmakers to keep making films and keep making them better and better. POV had gone about this in various ways over the last 4 years including monthly meetings, screenings, group projects, challenges and productions.

Now we are going completely bonkers and putting on a film festival.
A mini film festival, but a film festival nonetheless.

We've got a sexy little website (thanks Squarespace!)

We held a very successful Give to the Max Day campaign so we could keep costs low for the submitting filmmakers and attendees and made this little 2 minute film to promote the campaign:

...oh boy, we have fun, don't we...

Check out our FilmFreeway page for submission info, and consider making a mini film of your own and sending it our way:

Keep an eye out on the Minne Mini website, here or on POV's Facebook page for more information and a few fun publicity stunts.

twin cities film fest

Over the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of being the video producer for the Twin Cities Film Fest. Every year in August my calendar begins to fill up with meetings, promo and interview shoots and I get to meet and work with some of the most talented filmmakers in the Twin Cities, the United States and even the WORLD.

It's pretty cool. I also get to work with a great team, a bunch of go-getter interns from Art Institutes International and IPR, and some really talented crew members.

We get to highlight some of our local talent, lesser known indie films on the same stage as elite Hollywood stars. That is pretty neat.

The video team makes promos for each day of the fest and some of our special series:

We shoot filmmaker interviews before the festival to show off our local talent:

During the festival, we slam out an intense amount of content including daily recaps, red carpet and behind the scenes videos: