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.