Red 23 Films

a MN film company

Current Projects

The Tower of Birdtown Documentary

When the 1300 seat Terrace Theatre opened in 1951, the spectacular venue was the most up-to-date, luxurious and comfortable theater in America. But the building has been vacant since 1999. The exterior doors and tower glass have been covered with plywood to minimize damage from the elements and vandalism. This is the story of the life and death of one of MN's most iconic theater's, the Terrace Theatre.


Co-Produced with TMJ Productions, Dutch Films and Skyway Pictures 

Revisiting Highway 61: Bob Dylan in MN

In 1960 Robert Zimmerman left Minnesota for New York City and changed the landscape of the the musical world forever. Within 2 years he became Bob Dylan, the reluctant voice of his generation and then left just as quickly as he arrived. 14 years after leaving Minnesota he returned with tapes of finished songs that almost became a record. This is the story of Bob Dylan's musical life in MN from birth to age 19 and the legendary re-recording of his acclaimed album "Blood On The Tracks" as told by the musicians who were there.

Co-Produced with Frigid Films and Skyway Pictures 

Rest Area

Based on the short story "Rest Stop" by Stephen King. 

We begin filming today on this adaptation of Stephen Kings short story. Our writer Dena Pech has crafted a great story. Our cast is perfectly crafted for each role. Including Emily Fradenburgh Brandon Van Vliet Laura Baller Mahler and Jimmy Keebs

Co-Producers Edward Linder and Paul von Stoetzel are bringing their talents to this project as well.

We are excited to get started. We will be running an Indiegogo campaign early next year to help us complete production and pay our cast/crew!

Please like the page and follow our progress as we delve into the world of Stephen King!

About Red 23

Sean A. Skinner Producer|Director|Writer

Sean has been filming, editing, producing and directing news stories, documentaries and short films for more than 20 years. Originally working in TV News, his love for film called him to start Red 23 Films. He began creating original content. 

Ranging from documentaries to music and corporate videos, weddings and web content. Sean's true passion is narrative film.


His short films and documentaries have won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. He has earned Associated Press and Emmy Awards for his journalism work. Sean lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and 3 children.

Established in 2009

Started as a creative outlet for fun contest style shorts. Red 23 Films has become known for narrative shorts and documentaries. 

Award Winning

Red 23 Documentaries and Short Films have been officially selected to and won awards in Film Festivals around the world including, The Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival, The Canada International Film Festival, The St Louis International Film Festival,  The Twin Cities Film Fest, South Dakota Film Festival, Big Water Film Festival, Hwy 61 Film Fest, Gen-Con Film Fest, Square Lake Film Festival, The Fake Flesh Film Festival, Horrorvision Trash Film Festival and 2 Telly Awards for the 2016 Z-Fest film 'Help Desk'. 

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