New Press Release for Crafted to Last Campaign for Music

Home brewed film about Minnesota beer supports local musicians.


The independently produced documentary Crafted to Last – Minnesota Beer Blossoms
will debut on Saturday July 19, 2014 at the Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis. The world premiere of this important film will include local beer, food and music.

Our first community funding effort is the Campaign for Music. Our goal is to use the film to tap into the excitement generated by the local/craft beer community to benefit local musicians. The money raised will be used to pay for the music CDDF Productions has commissioned for the film, plans to solicit for the bonus material, and defray the cost of live music performances at the Opening Night events beginning with Minneapolis on July 19.

The film features 16 Minnesota breweries from all over the state and a successful campaign will allow us to bring the Opening Night Film Tour to more cities and match the geographic range of the documentary. This is a great opportunity for Minnesota musicians to benefit from our efforts.

The Campaign for Music ends on July 3, 2014. Contact: Dave Okar:  cddfproductions@gmail.com

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Details about the documentary film: This is a home brewed film because it was made with the same sense of experimentation and dedication to style that are so prevalent in the brewing community.

Crafted to Last features an original score composed by Zack Lozier especially for the film. Zack is an in-demand performer and composer in MN and around the country. Because Zack is a stalwart of the Twin Cities music community he was able to bring in an array of local talent to the project. The score is a highlight of the film. It includes two unique montage segments in which the music, audio and video step outside of the typical documentary format to celebrate water and beer.

Crafted to Last is a feature-length film shot on location at 16 breweries and brew pubs in 10 cities across Minnesota from February 2012 through April 2014.  The film puts the calculated frenzy of the modern day expansion in the historical contexts of the brew pubs in the 1980’s and ‘90’s, as well as prohibition and corporate consolidation after WW2 and through the 1970’s. The film is a moving snapshot of an incredible moment for craft beer in Minnesota.

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