“Indiana” brings midwestern story to national film rally


Filmmaker Andrew Paul Davis and his team produced a feature-length film titled “Indiana.” The film is one of 73 films in the running for the Hometown Heroes Rally, a national film competition.

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 Filmmaker Andrew Paul Davis and his team are working to weave a Midwestern story as a feature-length film titled “Indiana.”

Movie making is a response to the times, Davis said in his video pitch on the Seed&Spark campaign website.

Davis’ film is one of 73 films in the running for the Hometown Heroes Rally, a national film competition. The 10 films that have crowdfunded past the 80 percent green light mark and have the most followers by Oct. 13 will have the opportunity to pitch to the Duplass brothers. 

The brothers run the Duplass Brothers Productions, an American independent film and television production company. In November, they will pick five films to executive produce.

Davis said the project is currently in pre-production stages, and these past couple months have involved casting roles for the film, scouting locations and gathering followers — those who vote for the project on the Seed&Spark campaign page. The team will begin shooting in March. 

Davis said it has been a challenge to gather support for the film. 

“It’s one of the most stressful things I’ve ever done,” he said. 

Though the creation of the film will continue regardless of the outcome of the campaign, support from the Duplass brothers could significantly increase the team’s chances of getting the film distributed in the extremely competitive independent film industry, Davis said.  

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