Short Film Ready for Festivals: The Brothers in Pursuit

The Brothers in Pursuit is a short film of 11 minutes based on my novel and feature screenplay, Love on the Big Screen.

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In the film, four college students have formed a group to support one another in their pursuit of God, knowledge, compassion, and the company of a good woman. The friends meet on Sunday nights dressed in matching boxer shorts, wear plastic helmets from a toy store, and report back to each other about their progress regarding the pursuits.

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the movie poster

The novel Love on the Big Screen was published by Cherokee McGhee Press. In it, the protagonist Zuke and his buddies form The Brothers in Pursuit. The sequel to Love on the Big Screen is entitled The Coach’s Wife and is forthcoming in 2015.

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The script won the Grand Prize of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Part of the award was taking part in the annual festival in Providence, and it was there that my own interest in making films was sparked. Since then, I’ve directed two documentary films:  For the Love of Books and The Mushroom Hunter.

As with many projects such as this one, there were some great surprises. One of the best came from a former student of mine, the talented artist Nicole Marino, who did a painting for the boys to hang in the barn.

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Do you see God, knowledge, compassion, and the company of a good woman?

 

music by Jeremy Vogt

script supervisor Amanda Torppey

 

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

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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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 William.Torgerson@gmail.com

Documentary Film Update: Road Trip for Morel Mushroom Festival

Click here for video and to back the film by purchasing Torg Stories or Mushroom Related Gear

Road trip! Here come 806 miles each way from NYC

to Brown County, Indiana for the  Simply Music, Simply Mushrooms-Morel Festival.

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I’ll join my father, The Mushroom Hunter of our documentary film, as well as musician Jeremy Vogt.

We could still use  your help funding the film. Care to buy some mushroom gear or other Torg Stories swag to help support the film?

Click the link below:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thetorg/the-mushroom-hunter

Even if you can’t help financially, you can email and and share the link on Facebook.

More updates to come!