Today the Examiner released an article profiling one of the oil field’s premiere artists, filmmaker Nathan Anderson. Anderson started the website NoDakFilms.com in order to showcase the beauty and culture of North Dakota. His goal is for the state to have a State Film Office, citing that North Dakota is the only one that does not have one. Anderson recently released his film “Last Summer for Boys” in September of 2012 at The Grand Theatre in Bismarck.
See the trailer for “Last Summer for Boys” below.
In a recent interview with Jason Spiess, he states that he has been working as a chain hand on a drilling rig in order to fund his next film. The movie will begin shooting in the summer of 2015 and will have casting calls this spring. The film will center around life in the oil patch. Anderson stated, “This film is not going to be about the oil field, it is going to BE the oil field. I am certain it will not be PG-13.” It will be a docu-drama.
Anderson is currently looking for women in the patch for role research. Visit www.NoDakFilms.com for more information.
The oil patch in North Dakota has been featured in an array of films since its boom began around 5 years ago. Mostly documentary films, perhaps the biggest hit to come out of western North Dakota is “The Overnighters”, a documentary that follows a pastor struggling to aid homeless men looking for work in need.