A trailer of the town


Maple Lake has been getting a lot of interest from the film industry lately.
First, "After the Dawn" was filmed in the town in 2012.
Then, city officials created the Shamrock Rebate, to give back 15 percent of local tax revenue on movie-related purchases up to a total of $7,500 per project.
Since then, two producers have visited Maple Lake with movie ideas, at the recommendation of the Minnesota Film and Television Board.
Now, the MFTB is reaching out to other moviemakers with a trailer featuring Maple Lake.
Freelance filmmakers Matthew Berg, Beth Pacunas and Zachary Nelson visited Maple Lake in August to capture footage for the trailer, which can be viewed at http://bit.ly/17THpdy.
"It's something we can put up on Facebook or put out on Twitter for people to pass around," Berg said.
Maple Lake was already included in MFTB's location database of more than 300 profiles, but the entity wanted to do more to promote the town than just provide general information and photos.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.