|3/30/2018 3:06:00 PM|
Locally-made film to open soon
The movie House of Tomorrow, shot in and around North Branch, opens in limited release soon. According to the movie industry website ew.com the film; starring Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Alex Wolff, and Maude Apatow-- among others-- is slated for release April 27. It was first seen by the public a year ago, at the San Francisco International Film Festival and circulated in film festivals over the past year or so.
A trailer can be seen at ew.com/movies/2018/03/07/watch-asa-butterfield.
Natural Spaces Dome Home business, situated amongst a vast pine tree grove east of downtown North Branch, is a prominent locale in the film. Burstyn, the grandmother of one of the main characters, is a follower of Buckminster Fuller’s lifestyle/beliefs, and is raising her grandson (Asa Butterfield) in a geodesic dome home. Many scenes were shot at Natural Spaces and the movie includes various locations around North Branch.
The film is inspired by the 2010 book House of Tomorrow, by Peter Bognanni, a Twin Cities author. It was set in “North Branch, Iowa” originally.
FYI-- Another film shot for the small screen, under the working title Georgia Rock, is not a finished product yet. Georgia Rock was made in and around Sunrise and at Wild River State Park, during the summer of 2017.