Film crew wraps up production on Minnesota-based eco-thriller

By KBJR News 1

August 29, 2014 Updated Aug 29, 2014 at 6:39 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- After nearly 20 days of shooting in the Northland, an independent film crew is packing up its gear and heading to Los Angeles.

Strange Nature promises to be an eco-thriller that exposes the deformed frog phenomenon that began in Minnesota in the early 1990s.

From back roads to iconic bars and restaurants, the crew was busy getting the perfect shot.

You can expect to see scenes from the Public Access TV Station, Mayor Ness's office, Uncle Louie's Café and Thompson Hill.

And that perfect shot doesn't always come easy.

"We want this wide shot of the city and everything, but we want to see the car go by so it cuts with the scene where they are talking,” Director, Jim Ojala said. “But you have to time that so perfectly, because the crane has to move right when the car goes into frame.”

After Duluth, it's back to L.A. for Special Effects. By January, post production and editing should be done.

Then, it's off to film festivals.

Ojala hopes to have the film completed by the middle of 2015.

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