a MN film company

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Current Projects

WHITE OUT - Short Film

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It's 1981 and Pablo Escobar has a direct avenue to Canada for his cocaine exports...right through the heart of Minnesota. In conjunction with the Minneapolis based Norwegian Mafia, Escobar creates a "White Out" in the great North. 

Co-Produced with Frigid Films and Skyway Pictures 

Official 'White Out' Facebook Page

Tower of Birdtown Documentary

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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.

LINK TO OFFICIAL TRAILER - https://youtu.be/pf0FMhUIJ4k

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

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Official 'Tower of Birdtown' FACEBOOK PAGE

Rest Area

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WINNER! Royal Reel Award Canada International Film Festival

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 

Official Selection Beeston Film Festival, Great Britain 

Official Selection Highway 61 Film Festival


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


Our official Teaser Trailer is here https://vimeo.com/259989347


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


Official 'REST AREA' Facebook Page

RECENT NEWS

Z-FEST X

We recently competed in the 10th Annual Z-Fest Film Festival producing 4 short films. We were nominated for 12 Awards overall taking the 4th spot for Best Picture(out of 70 films) for our short, SHADOWBOXING

DOC POST PRODUCTION

We are still in Post-Production on our Documentary on the former Terrace Theatre. More info here

ALWAYS OPEN

We are always looking to collaborate on passion projects. Reach out if you have a script or project you'd like to see get made!

TEASER

Teaser for our upcoming short film 'WHITE OUT'

About Red 23

Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

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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

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


Red 23 Films is a parent company of Iron Tumbleweed Pictures, The Atomic Woodshed, Skinnerbox Media & Skyway Pictures. #R23F

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Award Winning

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Red 23 Documentaries and Short Films have been officially selected 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

Virginia Film Festival

Hwy 61 Film Fest

Duluth-Superior Film Festival

Gen-Con Film Fest

Square Lake Film Festival

Fake Flesh Film Festival

Festival of Terror

Beeston Film Festival

Horrorvision Trash Film Festival 

Crypticon Minneapolis

Cinematic Panic Festival

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



Contact Us

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Red 23 Films

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

+1-612-564-0723