Writer & Director Matthew Stenerson and Cinematographer & Director Jeremy Wilker are the duo behind the Minnesota made film ‘Death to Prom’. Both Jeremy and Matthew discussed the process of putting together, and making the crowd funded film with Host Joanna Kohler. ‘Death to Prom’ was locally-shot so keep an eye out for cool locations […]
“I am an artist, a mentor and a professional. My life revolves around the work of In Progress and all of the amazing people that I have connected with through my role as a media artist and organizer. I made my first films as a child but did not seriously consider filmmaking as a career […]
Mark Wojahn’s artwork has been shown in the Midwest in galleries and is in many private collections. His films have toured several times across the U.S.A. and have been exhibited as far as Holland and the Czech Republic. Mark’s commercial art dept. work has brought him work all over the Midwest and to California.
“I am a digital native who thrives in online cultures and develops ideas at the intersection of culture and technology. I have a passion for innovation, creativity, and all things digital. I posses a talent for inspiring confidence and collaboration into others. I have a knack for observing the cultural marketplace thoroughly enough to think […]
Minneapolis-based writer/director Nicole Brending is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Film Program. She is a three-time Jerome Foundation Grant recipient, a former McKnight Screenwriting Fellow, as well as the winner of the Ezra Litwak Award for Distinction in Screenwriting. Her feature project Preservation was the only American project selected for the 2011 Berlinale Co-Production Market and […]
After spending 13 years in Minneapolis, Senior Colorist Oscar Oboza has recently started at Optimus in Chicago. Mr. Oboza has over 20 years of experience stylizing and enhancing images for commercials, music videos and independent features/shorts. Some of his work that is highlighted on this episode are the commercials spots for Target, Mini Cooper, JC […]
The creator of the animated works ‘Wargoon Flishe’ and ‘Walker and Driver’, Independent Animator John Akre is interviewed by Host Joanna Kohler on the Butter City set. The talented Mr. Akre is also a comic book artist & writer, creates documentary video work and is a teaching artist.
Digital Filmmaker Nick Clausen stops by the Butter City set to talk about his documentaries ‘Sidewalk Sonata’, ‘Derailed’, and ‘Iny (Iny Asian Dance Theater)’. Plus, Nick has over 20 years of experience ranging from television news, corporate videos, and outdoor productions. We also learn the he is an experienced Cinematographer and Editor.
Host Joanna Kohler interviews award-winning Filmmaker Mark Tang about his start in film, and his documentary ‘Open Season’ and the companion project ‘American Woods’ on this episode of Butter City. During their discussion we learn why Mr. Tang is interested in telling stories that inspire compassion and understanding between people. When not working on his […]
Award-winning Director and Producer Melissa Butts is featured guest on the premiere episode of the 4th season of Butter City! Host Joanna Kohler interviews Melissa Butts the Founder and CEO of Minneapolis-based, Melrae Pictures about her career as a filmmaker. Ms. Butts is internationally recognized as a leading authority and creator of 3D films such […]
The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis based non-profit arts organization that is centered around a major mainstream 5-day film festival. TCFF wrapped up their 2nd season in the fall, and Butter City got a chance to talk with Executive Director Jatin Setia, Director of MN Programming, Bobby Marsden and a member of […]
Experienced Cinematographer Michael Hartzel is the focus of this episode of Butter City. You have probably already seen his handy work and didn’t even realize it, that is because millions of people across the world saw his Doritos contest commercial entry during the 2010 Superbowl. In addition to his work on commercials and music videos […]
Featured at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Coloured: Identity Crisis at the Cape of Good Hope.’ is the first documentary from Producer and Director Kiersten Dunbar Chace. ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Coloured’ explores the legacy of Apartheid in Cape Town, South Africa from the viewpoint of the Cape Coloured. Kiersten […]
Can three directors work together with out killing each other and make an amazing film? Well we found the answer to that question is a resounding YES! ‘Golden Hour’ Co-Directors Molly Katagiri, Carrie Bush, and Carrie Clark also known as MC2(squared) Productions tell Butter City host Joanna Kohler the secret to their working relationship and […]
Filmmaker Amanda Becker talks about her documentary and narrative shorts ‘Secrets’, ‘Pete’s Palace’ and ‘Hole in the Wall’ and on this episode of Butter City. Amanda gives insight on how the Vancouver Film School and IFP/MN’s Fresh Filmmaker grant has influenced her as a filmmaker. Premiered February 25th, 2012.
The makers of ‘Triumph67’ Filmmaker Dan Tanz, Cinematographer Jeremy Wilker and Lead Actor Mohannad Ghawanmeh swing by the Butter City set to talk about their experience of making the film. With each playing a specific role, we get a chance to hear how Triumph 67 was truly a group effort from a diverse group of […]
Actor turned Filmmaker and Duluth native Carrie Boberg is the featured guest on this episode of Butter City. Carrie talks with host Joanna Kohler about the transition she made from being in front of Actor turned Filmmaker and Duluth native Carrie Boberg is the featured guest on this episode of Butter City. Carrie talks with host […]
Writer & Director Matt Osterman and Producer Jennifer Kramer are the team behind the locally made and very spooky ‘Ghost From The Machine’ and are this week’s welcomed guests on this episode of Butter City. We get the opportunity to learn from Osterman how the film went from a script idea to the final edit […]
The Jerome Foundation’s Program Director Robert Byrd joins host Joanna Kohler for an in-depth look at his filmmaking background. Byrd talks about his start in film and shares what drives his love for telling the untold stories such as the stories he tells in his docs ‘Generation Q’ and ‘Short Stories’. Also, in the episode […]
Documentarian and Producer Matt Ehling joins us on the Butter City set to talk about his twenty year career in the film and television industry. Two of his Ehling’s hard-hitting documentaries ‘Urban Warrior’ and ‘Security and the Constitution’ are featured on this episode of Butter City. Ehling shares how cable access and the events of […]
Host Joanna Kohler interviews award-winning Filmmaker Jesse Roesler about his documentaries ‘Man & Machine: A Naked Robotic Love Story’ and ‘Street Cellist: David McGee Profile’. Jesse originally studied to be a hard news journalist, however he soon found that his true calling was in telling the unique stories of everyday people. Premiered January 14th, 2012.
Filmmaker and Educator Craig Laurence Rice the man behind the documentary ‘Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks’ is the featured guest on the premiere episode of the 3rd season of Butter City. Host Joanna Kohler discusses Mr. Rice’s filmmaking roots and his work as educator with students on the Northside of […]
Missy Whiteman, Indigenous media advocate, photographer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker, first became involved in Intermedia Arts as a teen participant in Intermedia’s youth programs. Now a professional artist with a child of her own, Missy works with young people, building understanding around the lasting and ongoing effects of colonization experienced in Native communities today.
Filmmaker Emily Goldberg talks about her collection of work which began as a segment producer for Newton’s Apple at Twin Cities Public Television. Emily’s work has been broadcasted on PBS, The Learning Channel and Italy’s RAI.
With an unused degree in accounting, Todd Cobery is a horror film enthusiast that works as a production coordinator in the Twin Cities. Cobery talks about directing music videos and his success in on-line competitive filmmaking.
Minneapolis based filmmakers JoEllen Martinson and William Scott Reese talk about their critically acclaimed experimental narrative films. Two of of their actresses also participated in the taping and shared their experience working on a Candy Eye Factory production.