Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Films: Hurricane Bonnie

Hurricane Bonnie by Linda Cieslik
Milwaukee (Milwaukee Premiere)

Running Time: 25 Minutes
Screening Time: Opening Night 6:30pm, October 25th.
Tickets $10.00 Buy Tickets Here:

The story of two thirty-something brothers with issues that have been partially buried in the sands of time. Their mom also known as Hurricane Bonnie, recently passed away and both of them are having a hard time dealing with that and with themselves.

Bonnie took a yearly trip to Lake Wakabeka Wonderland with her boys and her brother Bob where she loved to ride the Big Woody - a legendary wooden roller coaster that was (and still is) better than multiple martinis for release from earthly woes.

At her wake, the boys learn that she wished to have her ashes scattered at Wonderland.

They set off with Bonnie's cremains in a box to honor their moms wish. Unbeknownst to them, that's not all she wanted...


Director Statement

Hurricane Bonnie is "A True Story Based on Fiction". I leave the significance of that statement to your imagination.

Production Notes

"Riding the Big Woody"
We spent a wild two days in Wisconsin Dells at Mount Olympus Water Park and resorts park as befits our story. On day 2 we had one hour to get our shots on the Hades roller coaster before it opened to the public. Hades is one of a few wooden coasters in the U.S. and has quite a reputation among "woody" enthusiasts the world over. In order to get what we needed, Dusty and Jordan had to take the trip three times in a row, while Linda (Bonnie) had to ride twice. Linda gets seasick on an inner tube but nobody can say shes not a trouper. We could not get Dusty off the coaster. He may still be riding it.

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