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Ghosts in Fairfield

Dan Kennedy, Martin Strel, Mike Ehlers, Matthew Mohlke & Joe Scherrman

Matthew Mohlke is the writer of the book called: The Man Who Swam the Amazon.  It’s a gripping and inspirational story of perseverance, passion, and endurance: a real-life odyssey of a rare and driven man featured in the award-winning documentary Big River Man.

Martin Strel is the man that swam the Amazon. The insane attempt to be the first person to swim the entire length of the world's most dangerous river is captured in the documentary Big River Man.  Martin is a horseburger loving Slovenian in his fifties who drinks two bottles of red wine a day... even when swimming.

The Ghost Players, wearing the 1919 White Sox's uniform jersey are promoting the screening of Ghost Player: Relive the Magic.  They are known to drink two bottles of beer a day even while shooting pool. (Tongue in cheek)

The group enjoyed refreshments at the VIP party held after Big River Man premiere at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center's Sondheim Theatre.  They shared stories of exotic places and shared a lot of laughs with other Producers, Writers, Director and Actors who have connections to the Iowa Film Industry.

Ghost Player: Relive the Magic screened at 3 PM Sunday at the beautiful Sondheim Theatre and screened Sunday at Fairfield Public Library.  “The screening of Ghost Players from the Field of Dreams went well here.  The audience was very complimentary on the documentary and the ghost player ambassadorial program.  Personally, I thought it was a well-made film.  I want to thank you, Dan, and Mike for coming down to Fairfield.” Film expo planning committee member Patti Soderberg remarked, “It really helped to have your enthusiasm and support.  You guys are amazing.  I can’t imagine what it’s like when all of the ghost players get together.  You could probably bottle all of that energy and good will and sell it.“

What fun and amazing people you meet in the film industry. Really enjoyed seeing the group from Haunting Villiscaagain,” said Joe Scherrman producer of Ghost Player: Relive the Magic. “Haunting Villisca is a fictional feature length movie mystery inspired by the true story of Iowa's historic, unsolved Villisca axe murders, ghost and all.”

Joe Scherrman and Darwin Linn


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