Tanna Frederick returns to Stardish to talk about Project Cornlight to expand the film and performing arts industries in Iowa; to foster Iowa filmmakers,actors and writers, and to stimulate the economy and tourism bygrowing artistically strong and commercially viable feature films from the Heartland. These actions will create Iowa jobs and stimulate economic activity as Project Cornlight encourages new opportunitiesfor Iowa’s creative workers. Her first film, “The Farm,” currently in production in North Iowa , is about a single mother who returns to her Iowa childhood home when her grandfather becomes ill, and must deal with her abandoned daughter and her past. In addition to Tanna who will play the leading role of Kathy, the film will also feature other Hollywood actors with Iowa connections including Tom Bower (Die Hard 2, Crazy Heart, The Killer Inside Me), Joel West (The Smokers, Heroes, CSI:Miami) and Rylie Behr (I Heart Shakey, Nanuq, Impulse), and also willutilize many Iowa-based talent and crew members.
Director Ron Vignone joins in the conversation to talk about the film "The Farm" that he is working on alongside Tanna. Ron Vignone is an award winning director for the Indie Flick "Say I Do" . He has partnered with Tanna on several projects, He is a Board member for Project Save out Surf.