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Movie filmed in Door County up for award

Not often do you get to see a movie made in your hometown, but residents of Door County can finally experience that as “Confessions of a Sailor” hits the big screen. 


Although the film experienced delays from when it was officially set to be released, the movie debuted at the 2023 Door County Short Film Festival. Now, it finds itself being nominated for an award at the 2023 MLC Awards on Saturday, June 24th. The main award the movie is nominated for is the “Best Midwest-Made Feature” but also has nominations for “Strong Filmmaking Talent in a Film” which would be given to director Kurt Krauss and for “Outstanding Supporting Role Performance” by John Schakel Jr for his role of William ‘Old Tobe’ Tobit.


The plot of “Confessions of a Sailor” is about a young writer who was sent to Sturgeon Bay in search of a story. He is told to take a look into the Carl Bradley, a ship that sank in Lake Michigan. You can see many familiar spots of Door County in the movie, including the iconic Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Lighthouse. 


“Confessions of a Sailor” will screen at the MLC Awards beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Aloft Green Bay. The awards ceremony, which includes the three nominations the film has, will take place at 9:00 p.m. 

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