A concept pilot
Everyone who’s visited Duluth has marveled at the Aerial Lift Bridge. But who lifts it? And how? “Old Lifty” is a comedy web series that chronicles the (fictional) adventures of Aerial Lift Bridge Operator Karleen Anderson, a young professional who leaves the rat race to move back to her hometown. When she gets a job as a Lift Bridge Operator, she trades her BMW for a bicycle, her big city condo for a fold-out couch in her parents’ basement, and stress for serenity. Or does she? “Old Lifty” is purely Duluth and purely Minnesotan. Its actors, creators, and film production team are local. It’s locally-flavored, but will appeal to everyone who’s ever wanted to come home and yet felt slightly off-balance doing so.
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One of the first projects Story Front completed in Duluth was a vision film for the Duluth Heritage Sports Center, which was campaigning for funds to pay for new facilities. The film proved to be a great asset throughout the campaign and played an integral role in raising funds for the Sports Center.
Story Front is again working with with Duluth Heritage Sports Center, but now the goal is to use a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation, a trust fund that will prove invaluable to future generations of children who would otherwise be unable to participate in sports activities.
Read more about the purpose and mission of the Duluth Heritage Sports Center Foundation at www.duluthheritage.com.
During the past few months, Story Front has worked closely with the architect of a premier real estate development known as Kiviranta, a name that means “rock shore” in Finnish. The development is being built on the site of the former Nokomis Restaurant, an intimate lakefront property just up the North Shore.
Kiviranta is a “common interest community,” designed by architect David Salmela [link to website http://www.salmelaarchitect.com/]. The development will include eight separate units, but within each unit individuals will share common living experiences, such as shifts in natural lighting throughout the day, serene views of the lakeshore, and amenities such as sauna and yoga classes.
Because the development is still being built, Story Front faced the unique challenge of promoting Kiviranta without being able to film the subject. Instead of focusing on a physical representation, Storyfront is in the process of capturing the experience of Kiviranta Living, influenced primarily by the calm majesty of the lakeshore.
Stay tuned for the finished project, which will include an interview with the architect, stunning cinematography, and superb filmic storytelling.
For more on Kiviranta, and to pre-purchase a unit, visit kivirantaliving.com