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Current Projects


Sugar Blasters - Short Film

An inside look into the chaotic, miserable, laughable, obnoxious world of kids cereal commercial productions in the 1980's. Made for the Z-Fest Film Festival.


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.

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

Co-Produced with Dutch Films and Skyway Pictures



Two Days in December

The story of Bob Dylan's legendary re-recording of his acclaimed album "Blood On The Tracks" as told by the musicians who were there. 

Production is ongoing and almost finished.  Follow the link for more information!


Rest Area Progress


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 navigate the world of Stephen King!


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


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!


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 

Teaser for our upcoming short film 'WHITE OUT'.

About Red 23


Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

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

Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

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

New News,  we've teamed up with Frigid Films & Skyway Pictures to create Doc duNord. A MN Digital Documentary Company.  


Award Winning

Sean A. Skinner|Creative Director

Award Winning

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'

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Red 23 Films

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States