Minnesota Filmmaker

...  Making films and doing commercials takes a lot of energy and a lot of coordination.  To put that energy into something that I really believe in and really speaks to my children... that definitely made a difference.  It was more rewarding... - David Brandvik

Grant Frashier

Grant Frashier talked with Anne Dugan about the Free Range Film Festival.  The Festival, held in a centuray old barn and is this weekend in Wrenshall, MN.  

Avery Merschman's web series Fallen synthesizes a deep connection to his father's heritage with an appreciation of film, love and respect of family connections, passion for story, and a creative relationship with his step-dad.  The first of several installments of the journey of Scottish teenager Agan is online now and more episodes are soon to come.  In this segment of Area Voices, Avery discusses his project, how it all started and the proces


Karl Jacob is an actor, writer, director and film producer who grew up on the Iron Range. His most recent release, Cold November, opens tonight in both Hibbing and Grand Rapids.  Filmed in northern Minnesota, the film follows the life of 12 year old Florence and the influences of her matriarchal family as she experiences the right of passage of her first deer kill.