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After 45 years, "Singin' in the Grain" documentary makes its theatrical debut

Self-described “oldest emerging documentarian” Al Milgrom started work on his latest film in 1974. Taking over 100 hours of footage throughout the years, Milgrom and editor Dan Geiger turned the decades-in-the-making journey into a 109-minute film titled “Singin’ in the Grain”. His documentary follows the Eddie Shimota Polka Band through three generations, examining what it means to be a Czech-American today.

Mediamazing played a small part in the film-making process, capturing one of the last interviews for the film.

Milgrom at the premiere of his documentary “Singin’ in the Grain: A Minnesota Czech Story”

Milgrom at the premiere of his documentary “Singin’ in the Grain: A Minnesota Czech Story”

Mediamazing produces its first short film “Fred & July”

Over a 48-hour span, Mediamazing worked off of adrenaline and laughs as they produced their first short film for the 48 Hour Film Project. Travis and Bridget led an 11-member team tasked with making a romantic film with the following required elements: a character named R. Thomas, who was an athlete; a ring as a prop; and the following line of dialogue: “Have you been here before?”

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8th, Mediamazing scripted, shot and edited in various locations in North Saint Paul. With production wrapped by 6:30 p.m. Sunday, “Fred & July” made its big screen debut with favorable reviews at the Riverview Theater on June 14th.