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A Film in the Making, SCRAPS - If HEARTSTOPPER was set in Montana

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SCRAPS is not a film you can see... yet, but if filmmakers Ryan Nordin and Matthew Francis have anything to say about it, it is a film you will be able to see soon.

The film is set in the summer of 2003 in rural Montana, shy art student Gus Shepard and rebellious skateboarder Bridger Owens navigate unexpected young love and harsh small-town judgement while selling handcrafted boards to a gang of Livingston skaters.

Today we talk to writers and producers Ryan Nordin and Matthew Francis.  The story of SCRAPS is based on Ryan's own Montana coming out story.

At a young age, while growing up in Minnesota, Ryan found a passion for the outdoors and film. He got his start working as a visual effects artist, working with brands like Samsung, Oakley, Hyundai, and ESPN, before transitioning to directing. Ryan is currently based in Bozeman, Montana and is a founder of Mission Ranch, a production company . Matthew taught himself how to write scripts, direct, film, host, edit, and market digital video by launching his own cooking youtube channel and founding FrancisFilm, LLC. Matthew has directed and produced over 2,200 recipe videos for multiple major media companies including BuzzFeed, Tasty, Viacom, Jikoni, FOOD & WINE, EatingWell, Allrecipes, Southern Living, and more. He is the creator and host of his food interview show Dinner Views which has 2 seasons. 


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