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Throughout the 1970s, brothers Jerry and Jeff Kellogg of Muskegon, Michigan were a force to be reckoned with in the sport of marathon canoe racing. Growing up along the north branch of the Au Sable River as second generation paddlers, the brothers won their first local race as teenagers and never looked back. The brothers took home consecutive wins in the 120 mile Au Sable Canoe Marathon; all while battling 15 hours of steady paddling through the night. Their contribution to the sport of canoe racing set new standards for racers to come with over a decade worth of top 5 finishes.

  • Nick Nummerdor
  • Andrew J. Morgan
  • Nick Nummerdor
    Hannibal Takes Edinburgh (Netflix), Hill Climb
  • Andrew J. Morgan
    Vannin' , Hill Climb
  • Kolee Kellogg Jungers
  • Matt Lauterbach
  • Jerry Kellogg
    Key Cast
  • Matt Lauterbach
    Saving Mes Aynak, Unbroken Glass, There are Jews Here, American Arab
  • Theo Katsaounis
    Joan Of Arc (Band) Joyful Noise Recordings
  • Zachary Korpi
  • Mike Koza
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    sports, short documentaries, special interest, paddling, canoe, documentary, endurance sports, action sports, family, brothers, sub culture
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Fresh Coast Film Festival
    Marquette Michigan
    United States
    October 21, 2017
    Work in Progress
  • North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival
    March 17, 2018
  • Doc Talk - A monthly Chicago documentary talk show
    February 22, 2018
  • Central Michigan International Film Festival
    Mount Pleasant
    February 17, 2018
  • Dox on the Fox 2018
    Batavia IL
    March 23, 2018
    MIDWEST FOX - An Exceptional Midwest Produced Film
  • FREEP Film Festival 2018
    April 13, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Solemn Oath, Oath Day
    Naperville IL
    June 9, 2018
  • Walkerville Film Festival 2018
  • Threadbare Mitten Film Festival 2018
    Lansing Michigan
    June 24, 2018
  • Windy City International Film Festival 2018
    Chicago IL
    July 13, 2018
    Chicago Premiere
  • Blue Whiskey Film Festival 2018
    Chicago IL
    August 6, 2018
  • Sunrise 45 Alpena Film Festival 2018
    Alpena Michigan
    August 18, 2018
  • Big Water Film Festival
    Ashland Wi
    November 9, 2018
    Wisconsin Premiere
  • Cindependent Film Festival
    Cincinnati Oh
    August 24, 2018
  • Iowa Independent Film Festival
    Mason City, IA
    August 25, 2018
    Iowa Premiere
  • Hells Half Mile Film and Music Festival
    Bay City Michigan
    September 29, 2018
Director Biography - Nick Nummerdor, Andrew J. Morgan

Co-Directors Nick Nummerdor & Andrew Morgan have been making videos together since they became friends in middle school. After relocating from Muskegon Michigan to Chicago Illinois, they began making a variety of films together via their company Little Cabin Films. In 2013 they released their first feature documentary "Vannin'", which entertained film festival audiences all over the world. Vannin’ screened at Calgary Underground Film Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Virginia Film Festival, San Francisco Doc Fest, Beloit International Film Festival, Wisconsin Public Television (Directors Cut), & had a weeklong run at Alamo Draft House- Austin Tx.

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Director Statement

Morgan and Nummerdor share a common interest in the lesser known aspects of Americana. Their films often explore outside the beaten path of American pop culture; populating the screen with scenes of subcultures and the people that inhabit them.