The River

THE RIVER is 45 minute documentary that chronicles the journey of two brothers, Nate and Michael Sheppard, as they return to their hometown of Elk River, Minnesota to revisit their childhood. Along the way, they stop at key locations and reflect on their complicated relationship to the past, laying to rest what was lost and reclaiming certain memories as a source of inspiration and healing for their adult lives.

  • Nate Sheppard
  • Nate Sheppard
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    45 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nate Sheppard

Nate Sheppard is a multimedia creative with a focus on video and music production. Based in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Nate was the 2019 recipient of the Northern Arts Council’s Indiviual Artist Grant and has worked on a wide range of projects including directing a feature-length documentary, creating an online arts festival, and producing cinematic poems and dance films, designing escape rooms and multimedia art installations, and art performing music on stage and online. He is passionate about innovation, education and collaboration, so if you are interested in connecting, please reach out.

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