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July 15, 2013 5:51 PM
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Project of the Day: Young Adults Return to the Midwest in 'The Way the Crow Flies'

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"The Way the Crow Flies"

Tweetable Logline: 

A new film about young adults returning to the Midwest. "Home is not as far as you remember."

Elevator Pitch:

A woman inherits her family farm at a young age so she and her significant other decide to take over the farm instead of their previous plans to move to the city. The empty farm becomes a magnet for friends and neighbors. A story that explores the blurred relationships of people in their twenties along with the power of place and how it affects our actions.

Production Team:

Director: Shane Jensen
Writers: Shane Jensen, Tyler McClain
Producer: Matthew Yeager
Director of Photography: Miguel Drake-Mclaughlin

About the Production:

"We've all seen our fair share of 20-somethings films that take place in some metropolitan city. We want to show a slice of life of an almost forgotten demographic: those who stay in the small towns they were born in. Lately I've been inspired by the filmmakers who go back to where they come from to examine the influence it has has on their aesthetics and story telling. We've got a talented group of mid-westerners turned Brooklynites. so were going back to the homeland on this one." -- Shane Jensen

Current Status:


Pre-production.

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5 Comments

  • v bass | July 22, 2013 12:41 AMReply

    The way the crow flies for sure! Three cheers for people from Minnesota...the greatest state in the nation!

  • Shane | July 18, 2013 6:32 PMReply

    New VIDEO UP!

  • Walter | July 18, 2013 10:42 AMReply

    Sounds like a really interesting and much needed movie in times like these.

  • Chloe | July 18, 2013 12:34 AMReply

    This looks really interesting. Love the description

  • David | July 17, 2013 11:57 AMReply

    A film about MN!! Cool. Sounds like Girls but on a farm. I'd watch it.