Hudsonite involved with filmA film project currently going on in Minneapolis involves Hudson woman Jillian Nodlund, one of the producers of the film “Ana’s Playground.”
A film project currently going on in Minneapolis involves Hudson woman Jillian Nodlund, one of the producers of the film “Ana’s Playground.”
Set in a non-specific, war-torn country, “Ana’s Playground” is an examination of children living and dying in a world of armed combat. The story is told through the eyes of 13-year-old Ana, who is unexpectedly forced into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a sniper. Shooting of the film is in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Nodland’s 20-year career has ranged from independent films and television programs to Olympic Games, World Cup Soccer, Academy Awards, a Super Bowl and a presidential debate. She is a founder of the Minnesota chapter of Women in Film & Television International, where she served as a board member for three years. Nodland co-owns Picture Factory Inc. in Minneapolis.
J&L Steel of Hudson was also involved in donating equipment for the film. In making the film, the producers hope to raise awareness of children caught in war. Many of the professionals who are working on the project are donating their time and services.