The Mushroom Hunter

A Son’s Story of His Father’s Passion

The Mushroom Hunter is a Doc Film of Thirty Minutes

Torg and his buddies have hunted morel mushrooms for over fifty years. In this documentary shot in North Central Indiana, hear their stories, learn some of their secrets, and join them for a local hunt. This is a story of friendship and the trials that come with getting older.  


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from left to right: Casey Jones, Martin Torgerson, Kenny Hattery


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Vic Heater on the left and Martin Torgerson on the right head into the woods for a hunt


Onesheet more Information about The Mushroom Hunter (pdf)

Bill Torgerson pdf filmmaker bio

Media Kit for Bill Torgerson provided by Cherokee McGhee Press


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Disney, Colbert, Illegal Downloads and Morel Mushrooms

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The Seven Torgs are going to Disney World. If you’ve got tips or stories, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section.  In the podcast below, my sis and I talk about her time in Orlando, illegal downloads, and our documentary in progress, The Mushroom Hunter.  If you listen to the end, you’ll get to hear my pop and his buddy Vic Heater.