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 TMJ Productions, Frigid Films and Skyway Pictures 

Rest Area

WINNER! Colorado International Film Festival

WINNER! Jury Award for Filmmaking Excellence - South Dakota Film Festival

Official Selection South Dakota Film Festival

Official Selection Twin Cities Film Festival

Official Selection Cinematic Panic Festival

Official Selection Crypticon Minneapolis 

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

Our official Teaser Trailer is here

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

About Red 23

Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

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. 

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 Emmy, Associated Press, SPJ and Telly Awards for his work. Sean lives near Minneapolis, MN with his wife and 3 children.

Established in 2009

A Minneapolis based media company specializing in creative internet content, docs, news, music and film. #R23F

Award Winning

Red 23 Documentaries and Short Films have been officially selected to and won awards in Film Festivals around the world including: 

Colorado International Film Festival

Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival

Canada International Film Festival

St Louis International Film Festival

Twin Cities Film Festival

South Dakota Film Festival

Big Water Film Festival

Speechless Film Festival

St Cloud Film Festival

Hwy 61 Film Fest

Gen-Con Film Fest

Square Lake Film Festival

Fake Flesh Film Festival

Horrorvision Trash Film Festival 

Crypticon Minneapolis

Cinematic Panic Festival

and 2 Telly Awards for the 2016 Z-Fest film 'Help Desk'

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Red 23 Films

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States