The independent film Girl Meets Bike is being shot in and around Northfield this week by the Minneapolis-based production company, Moto Girl Films, Inc. Why here? The Carleton College connection.
Actors include Ruth Menard as Kat; Melissa Pizaarro as Ty; Dave Engler as Becker; Palf Schirg at Martin; Sam Scherf as James.
Producer/Director: Eric Tretbar; Line Producer: Jessica Paxton; Production Coordinator: Aiyana Ruggiero.
Locals are involved as extras and more. More photos to come.
Update 07/11, 7:30 am: See the album of 28 photos (including the 7 above), the large slideshow (recommended), or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:
It may be exciting for some, but frustrating for others!!! I work downtown and parked on a street that was not blocked off, and couldn’t get to my car to leave, had to stay in town for an extra 2 hours after work on a Sunday night, when I would much rather be at home with my kids!!!!
Great photos, Griff! And Sissy — as the line producer for the film, on behalf of the production company I sincerely apologize for any extra hassle and inconvenience you experienced today. The crew tried their best to accommodate the needs of downtown businesses and visitors during today’s shoot but we regret that it was an inconvenience to some.
You’re welcome, Jessica. I’ve now added a slideshow to the blog post above, with another 20+ photos.
I witnessed an interesting event Tuesday afternoon, while the filming was going on north of Dundas on Co 78. I was headed out to Cannon City via 78. There was a barricade set up by the drive into the yard-waste dump to keep traffic out of the filming. A mini-van was stopped right in front of me, and the driver was having a heated discussion with one of the young people manning the stop sign. Suddenly, the driver sped through the bypass, with the two young men shouting after her, “Stop, lady!” One of the men radioed to someone that a van had broken through and to be on the lookout fot it. I turned around in the yard waste drive and took 19 and 3 to get to Cannon City. I thought the driver was very inconsiderate of what the crew was doing. Too bad soemthing like that had to happen here in Northfield.
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