Last year, we created our first film, with the release of "Monty and Rose," a 23-minute documentary about the endangered piping plovers of Chicago's Montrose Beach. The film became an official selection of the One Earth Film Festival in Chicago and the I See You Awards in Detroit.
Monty and Rose returned to Montrose Beach this spring, and filming soon began for a second film, "Monty and Rose II" that will tell the 2020 story while re-visiting the history of the dunes, a globally rare ecosystem that developed in the most urban of settings.
The first teaser for the next film is now available (above). Production will continue through the rest of 2020 with a planned release of early 2021. For more information, visit www.montyandrose.net.
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