Sandhill Cranes are noticeable for their tall height, unique loud calls, and prehistoric appearance. In this film you will get an extraordinary glimpse into the fascinating inner lives of the cranes that frequent a shallow lake in Oxford, Michigan. Join Mindy as she observes their intriguing behaviors and then goes on a journey of discovery about the intersection of this species and the people around them. Learn about their recovery from near extinction and what could be next for these incredible birds.

  • Mindy Denninger
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Documentary, nature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 33 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Mindy Denninger

Mindy started Unreasonable Productions in 2014 to enter the first annual Wildwood Film Festival sponsored by ONTV in Lake Orion Michigan. Her short film The Orb took second place overall, followed by Flycatcher (1st place 2015) Help Me Tech Support (First place 2016) Runner 13 (3rd place 2017) Witched (First Place 2019) and A Kind of Time (2020.) Her films have also been shown the in NXMW North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival in Kalamazoo and the Short, Sweet, Film Fest in Cleveland Ohio. Mindy's latest project is a full-length feature documentary Crandance which is a Story of Michigan Sandhill Cranes.

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