Local filmmaker Tate Bunker

By - Aug 18th, 2009 04:12 pm
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Tate in production on Resurrection Ferns

Local filmmaker Tate Bunker has been making movies for almost 20 years, if you count the home footage he shot on Super 8 when he was still in high school. He’s the recipient of two Milwaukee Filmmaker awards from the now (notoriously) defunct Milwaukee International Film Festival and a 2008 Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship Award for Emerging Artists. You’ll see his film Albatross — the third film in his Trilogy of Light, along with Perceval and the award-winning Starlight at the new 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival. And he’s working on his latest feature-length film, Resurrection Ferns.

So, he’s busy. But he found a little time to drop by WMSE and talk to Mark Metcalf about why he stays in Milwaukee, what he likes about the city’s artistic community, the importance of a fine art filmmaking curriculum and how to explain your life (and your bank account) to your parents.

Listen now!: Backstage with Mark Metcalf: Tate Bunker

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