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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Insanely Creative Ryan Lowe – A Comedian With Lots of Ways to Make You Laugh

They say there’s more than one way to skin a cat – and the old saying is true of comedy in addition to cat-skinning. Some comics deliver one-liners and make wisecracks. Others tell long stories about their lives before delivering a punchline. Improv troupes work together, but most stand-ups work alone. Some comedians use props, […]

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. […]

Bingo Night! Filmmakers and Stars Return for the Wisconsin Film Festival

Two friends who started a filmmaking partnership while attending UW Madison are bringing their first big independent project back home. Bingo Night!┬áis a comedic crime-drama about a trio of grandmas who take matters into their own hands when they decide to take the local bingo hall for all it’s worth. (See the trailer after the […]

14 Famous Filmmakers from Wisconsin

You may be surprised to learn that some of your favorite movies were made by filmmakers who come from Wisconsin. This list of groundbreaking movie-makers includes the men who made everything from untouchable classics and cult comedies to campy low-budget horror flicks. Grab some popcorn and check out the directors from America’s Dairyland.

Bingo Night – Grandmas Go Rogue in a Wisconsin-Made Film That Needs Your Support

Go to the local bingo hall in any Wisconsin town and you’re sure to find plenty of senior ladies with multiple game cards in front of them, dobbers in hand and focused looks on their faces. But what if somewhere in the crowd, there was a grandma with a scheme emerging in her mind? What […]

‘Oconomowoc’ (the film) Comes to Lawrence University in Appleton – and Your Living Room

Going back home can be a time filled with a lot of mixed emotions. Whether it’s just for Thanksgiving dinner, or an extended stay in your parents’ basement, returning to your roots can sometimes be comforting, sometimes nostalgic and other times it’s just plain depressing. Oconomowoc, the feature-length directorial debut from Lawrence University graduate Andy […]

Sundance Experience Motivates Director of Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton

It’s not easy to get a movie accepted into the high-profile Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. In fact, it’s pretty hard to get accepted as an unpaid volunteer for Sundance – even if you’ve got a film festival of your own. Craig Knitt (pictured above right) knows that all too well. After years […]