Film

From the projects of local filmmakers to major motion pictures with a Wisconsin connection, you'll find it all here in WhooNEW's film story archive!

Could Green Bay’s Sconniewood Film Fest Feature Future Filmmaking Legends?

Have you ever had a good idea for a movie? Maybe you haven’t let your imagination wander like that in a long time. But you probably did…once upon a time…when you were a kid. The Sconniewood Youth Film Festival, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Green Bay, is a growing community event that’s uncovering […]

Blood, Sweat and Beer – Craft Brew Movie Comes to Hinterland in Green Bay

Not long ago, your choices for decent beer weren’t much better than your options for the next president of the United States. They were all pretty much the same. They all lacked flavor, and they all kind of sucked. Thankfully, the brewing landscape in America has changed for the better in the past couple of […]

Wisconsin Actor Gives the Inside Scoop on New Mockumentary ‘Flim: The Movie’

Anyone who sets out to make a movie has to be at least a little bit of a dreamer. You probably even have to be slightly crazy to take on a huge project like a feature film. Wisconsin native, Dan Davies, understands exactly what it takes to make a movie. He’s the mind behind the […]

How The Production Farm Can Change the Lives of Young People in Wisconsin

If you heard that a couple from New York City’s entertainment industry was looking to buy a farm in the Green Bay area, you might shake your head and chuckle. Maybe you’d assume they’re just a pair of artsy-fartsy dreamers trying to escape the Big Apple and build a bucolic life for themselves in rural […]

The Naughty & Nice Sides of the 2015 Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

The Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton will mark its 14th year this month. If the festival were a human being – it would be smack-dab in the middle of puberty. Just like the mood swings of a budding adolescent – you can never be sure what to expect when you attend a screening of short […]

9 Comedy Movies with a Wisconsin Connection

There is plenty of comedy to be found in Wisconsin as well as in the lives of Wisconsinites. I’ve interviewed comedians who are from Wisconsin and always ask if there is a specific “Wisconsin-style sense of humor.” They almost always say “No, not really.” So perhaps we don’t have a particular style of funny – […]

11 Best Portrayals of Wisconsinites in Movie History

It’s not often you’ll see a movie about Wisconsin. And when you do come across such a film – you probably won’t be happy with how our state and our people are portrayed. (Check out our article on the worst depictions of Wisconsin in movies for more on that). During college, I had an internship […]

4 Worst Depictions of Wisconsin in Movie History

Let’s be honest folks, the silver screen is not always kind to Wisconsin. Sure, there are more than a few movies that do Wisconsin proud, but on the whole we’re portrayed as terrible hicks or ignored completely. But don’t take my word for it. These four movies are, for better or worse, the least realistic representations […]

Royalty Free – Why This Green Bay Native Should Be Rich & Famous for His Music

If you were a composer, and your music was used in close to 1,500 different movies and more than 1-million YouTube videos, you might expect to be rolling in dough with your name in lights. But Green Bay native, Kevin MacLeod, isn’t exactly living in a Malibu beach house with a gigantic, state-of-the-art recording studio. […]

Sconniewood – A Student Film Fest That’s Inspiring Young Leaders in the Green Bay Area

How do you encourage young people in Northeast Wisconsin to step up and be innovators, leaders and creative artists? Can we show them the untapped talents they already possess? Is there a way to empower students with the confidence they need to take risks, solve problems and see a project through from idea to completion? […]