Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America's Heartland

Forget everything you thought you knew about wine! Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America's Heartland explores the difficulties and excitement of creating a new wine region in the Heartland and rewrites wine making history in the process.

  • Bradley Johnson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Kirk Luther Monson
  • Jeff Zarht
  • Lauren Chalupski-Cannon, Narrator
    Key Cast
  • Kirk Luther Monson, Director of Photography & Editor
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  • Rob Bauer, Motion Graphics Editor
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  • Jacob Spiekermeier, Dialogue Editor
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  • Dillion Rairdin, Music Composer
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  • Original Music By: The Sweet Lillies
    Wine Diamonds Team
  • Original Music By: Live Broadcast
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  • Jeff Fitzgerald, Aerial Photography
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  • Shayna Grundy, Title Designer
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    1 hour 5 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Bradley Johnson

Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland is Bradley Johnson’s first documentary film project and partnered with producers Kirk Luther Monson and Jeff Zahrt for this venture. For the past decade Brad has been involved in the Midwestern wine industry as a cellar rat, winemaker assistant, writer and conference presenter, and publicist. Prior to this Brad was an adjunct professor of psychology, and a doctoral research assistant at the University of Idaho conducting wilderness research. Brad now lives in Kirkland, WA and is working on a new documentary film project about the natural healthcare system.

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Director Statement

I love to bring creative people together to tell fascinating stories that are beautifully filmed. As a naturally curious person I strive to learn as I live and go after projects that are interesting and also have compelling messages that can move people emotionally and to action.