Orson Welles “War Of The Worlds” in history today: The Presteblog

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78 years ago today, a Cheesehead (though the term was still young then) scared the pants off of most of America with his radio broadcast.  Orson Welles was a Wisconsin native who grew up in Kenosha, and became one of the greatest filmmakers in history. Today in 1938, CBS (radio, obviously, because there was no … Continue reading

WAUKESHA WIZARDRY AT THE PCT

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While the construction limited out audience to about half a theatre full, the Waukesha crowd was by far one of the most engaged and enthusiastic crowds we’ve ever had.  Who knew that four dozen or so people could be so engaged and enthralled as to be one of my favorite showings to date.   Afterwards, … Continue reading

Wisco Hotels Is So Cheesy (and we love it)

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Wisco Hotel Group, aka, WiscoHotels.com, came up with a terrific promotional campaign this spring to promote both Wisconsin cheese, and Cheeseheads: The Documentary, and we love it.  Thanks to everyone there.  And stay at their hotels whenever in Wisconsin as they are Cheeseheads to the chore just like us. * * *    

WPR Fun With Joy Cardin

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It took us a while of wrangling, but we were finally able to work out a day to be on WPR’s The Joy Cardin show.  And while getting up at 4:30am is not high on my list of priorities, it was well worth it so be on-air for the 6:00am hour of the show.  Thanks … Continue reading

Northwoods Promotions Cheeseheads Style

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These guys are great at Northwoods Promotions in Rice Lake and if you want some cool Cheeseheads items, we’ve teamed up with them to see what we can make happen.  My favorite is the camouflage Cheeseheads cap, and the beer coozies with my very own Cheeseheads Beer inside (courtesy of Valkyrie).  More soon on what … Continue reading

Cheeseheads Fantastic in Sheboygan

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Wow, what a turnout we had for the “Cheeseheads” screening in Sheboygan.  Well over 300 people showed up for the screening at the Weill Center in downtown, and a good number of them took part in our after party at the Mead Public Library next door.  I cannot say enough about how terrific the Weill … Continue reading

Cheeseheads Poster Art Brilliance

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I had the great pleasure of getting our posters printed by One Touch Point on paper provided by Whiting Paper and the results are spectacular, both Wisconsin Proud companies.  These theatrical size posters take our graphics (done by Two Easily Amused in Los Angeles) and bring them to a whole new level of WOW!  I … Continue reading

SOLD OUT in Eau Claire!!!

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A good media campaign proved quite successful for our Eau Claire screening at the Downtown Micon Cinema on January 9th 2016.  Turns out they also loved the film, which is a testament to good art and cinema, and to Eau Claire’s love of both. We had a blast at the meet & greet handing out … Continue reading

“Cheeseheads: The Documentary” Movie Trailer

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Introducing (well it’s been on Youtube for a week) the “Cheeseheads: The Documentary” Movie Trailer, affectionately titled “A Brief History Of Wisconsin”.  It’s a lot of fun, says many great things about Wisconsin, and poses the deeper question of what exactly a Cheesehead is.  Of course I leave you hanging, but that’s the whole point of … Continue reading

Now Some Love From Wisconsin TV News (WQOW)

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WQOW News 18 out of Eau Claire showed us some love when they did a piece on the documentary over the weekend, thanks to reporter Emma Wheeler.  Not only did we get a really good piece that captures (if briefly) the essence of what the film is about, but we got the lead story for … Continue reading

Mitch Henck Let Me On His All New Show

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Yes, he did let me on his show, but we’re old friends, and he does show up in the documentary several times, so it seems a fair exchange.  Had a great time talking with him about the documentary.  You can check out the interview at the link below.   More to come as the media … Continue reading

Ten Wonderful Wisconsin Oddities

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The title says it rather clearly, these are ten shots of some of the wonderful oddities I’ve encountered in my travels around Wisconsin making this documentary (that is now finished, working on release screenings and dates for this fall).  There’s a little note below each photo to let you know a bit about it. * … Continue reading