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A Monster Calls by Minnesotan Exec Dir Bill Pohlad of River Road Entertainment

Minnesota has always played an important role in the film world. Minnesotan Bill Pohlad of River Road Entertainment is the Executive Director of soon to be released  A Monster Calls.

SYNOPSIS: A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

#AMonsterCalls tells the story of a young boy who uses art to cope with his mother’s terminal illness. From the beautiful watercolors and storytelling, to the compelling characters and more, A Monster Calls is an emotionally gripping film.

Check out the trailer here.

We have prize packs to give away that include t-shirts, adult coloring books and a mini-poster. Just go to our Facebook page and like and share a post about the film.

Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Reimbursement Grant





Minnesota Film and TV is requesting proposals from Minnesota filmmakers who are seeking finishing or completion funds for new narrative features or long-form documentaries that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. $320,000 is available for reimbursement of Minnesota production and post production costs.
In order to be eligible, projects must be in production or post production at the time of application.




RFP Posted                                                                   July 8, 2014

Submission Deadline                                                   December 5, 2014 at 5:00PM

Full Panel Review of Proposals                                   January 10, 2015

Recipients Announced                                                 January 13, 2015


Questions? Please call Jill Johansen, Incentives Specialist at 612-767-0095 or email at jill@mnfilmtv.org or Craig Rice at 612-685-9114.