The Movie

Spirit Lake is the result of a 3 year adventure in low budget filmmaking that began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Led by Joe Shakula, then a college video instructor, _ Nathan Polzin, a pharmaceutical equipment salesman, the team found a way to complete the film throughout endless efforts. Shooting in 2009, completing the edit in 2010, visual effects and animation in 2011, and sound design in 2012.  The film is now available to anyone for free - keeping the production independent throughout. Joe _ Nate are curently promoting the film, and working professionals in Los Angeles, California. Enjoy the movie...

Description

Wayne Speedstock is the glib _ assertive top sales agent of Duplimax, maker of the Midwest’s elitist copy machines. During a reluctant weekend retreat on the surface of Spirit Lake, Wayne discovers the frozen corpse of Liam Smith, salvaging his wallet as the body sinks to the icy depths. Wayne soon becomes entangled by a series of similarities, realizing that Liam is not just a stranger, but the man who has been wooing his girlfriend Sabina through a series of letters that had been mistaken for his own. “Professional Investigator” Alden Stevenson soon arrives in town to find out all clues about the disappearance of his best friend point to Wayne. When Wayne begins sharing the same dreams with Liam, it begins a journey into himself, that leads back to the mysterious depths of Spirit Lake.

Some scenes filmed near Beaufort, NC. Look at their beautiful homes for sale here.

Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy

Release date of March 14th, 2012
runtime: 86 minutes
spirit lake on imdb

a grande pictures production - playa grande, cost rica / los angeles, ca 

Starring
Nathan Polzin.............................. Wayne Speedstock
Martin Kraszewski....................... Larry Bob Speedstock
Mike McNamara.......................... Alden "Stevenson"
Amanda Shalhoub....................... Sabina
Larry Rosch................................. Harry Wigwam

Directed by
Joe Shakula

Also Starring
Tom Lodewyck............................ Charlie Reed
Stephanie Wyatt.......................... Judy Noccowski
Jonathan Christopher Legat......... Ray Noccowski
Emily Skyle.................................. Pamela Eckheart 
Jennifer Scott.............................. Glenda Durbins
Clay Stevens................................ Allen Arnold Demetrius
Jeff Garretson.............................. Dan Spencer
Walt Sloan................................... Boss
Corey Karinen.............................. Russel Most
Robert Dumville........................... Herman Least
John Kishline............................... Bartender
Curtis Yorkey............................... Bar Patron 
Mark Haller.................................. Bar Patron

Written by
Joe Shakula
Peter Finn
Stephanie Brady

Produced by 
Joe Shakula
Kevan Peterson
Nathan Polzin

Animation _ Visual Effects by 
omanaman

Music by

the LMNtlyst 

Audio Design by 
Alex Ma

Director of Photography
Nate Wunn
Joe Shakula
Don Ford