Today

10 Nov

Let’s talk about what happened today…

We got stuck in the mud, trying to get through a backroad.
We narrowly dodged an oncoming train
We found a little town that made THE best pies
We drove around some more
We got stuck in the mud again, this time in the dark
We finally made it to the Indian Reservation
We lost money at the slots

And I’m done..

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The lovely Brie…

10 Nov

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Brie…

8 Nov

The last few days have found in Kansas City, MO. There, we met up with actress Brie Hendersen. We got in contact with her through some studios, met her for coffee, and planned to film on Monday.

Brie was a gem — calm, cool, and professional. She was always up for taking risks and trying new things. We headed out to Kansas, back into some country roads. And despite the weather, Brie persevered. Even when we had her standing in the cold for our goodbye shot, she still managed to give a great performance. The camera loves her.

It was a fast little trip, but we found some great stuff. Big thanks to Brie, the Sheraton Suites, and the many many coffee shops we found on our short stay in KC.

Meeting and Hunting with Steve, the Taxidermist

6 Nov

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Continuing Our Travels on the Crane

6 Nov

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Bates County Live. Thanks for the shout out!

4 Nov

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011

Film crew focuses on Amsterdam

The Dutch film crew dines in Butler Wednesday evening- L to R:
Rob Rombout,  Ben Wolf,  Matthew Menter,  Peggy Buhr,
Rogier van Eck,  Donna and Randy Gregory
There’s a movie being made not in Hollywood or New York, but all across the USA and it includes scenes featuring little ‘olAmsterdam, Mo.

That’s right- a Dutch film crew is making a documentary about all the cities named Amsterdam in the United States and of course that would include a stop here in Bates County.

While dining at the Inn Building Wednesday night, Peggy Buhr along with Donna and Randy Gregory learned about the project that will include footage from all 16 Amsterdam’s in the USA that stretch from New Jersey to California.

Besides filming, the crew had a good time visiting new found friends in and around Amsterdam and Butler. This included filming at the Amsterdam Cafe and the Fur, Fins & Feathers taxidermy shop on the South edge of town. And lots of still photos were taken as well.
From their blog- “We ended the night how all nights should end…good food and good drinks with new friends. Peggy and Donna, two great women of Butler MO, invited us to a meal at Majestic Cellars. It was such a spectacular evening. I recommend the steak and crab. After a long day of filming, dinners like this are so essential. A big thank you to everyone who made today so productive and memorable.”

The crew’s blog can be seen here www.amsterdamstoriesusa.com and it encompasses every detail of the project and their journey as it takes them across the USA in “One American Adventure” as it’s been coined.

Amsterdam MO and More Travels…

4 Nov

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Here is a look at our first days in Amsterdam. We stumbled upon the Amsterdam Cafe, where we met some fantastic people. The paintings are all from an older time. The whole restaurant has a great old world feel to it. Everyone had heard about us through the newspaper article, so they welcomed us with open arms.

I suggest getting the burgers if you ever find yourself here. Amazing.

Butler, Missouri Halloween

4 Nov

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Good day

3 Nov

We had a great day of filming. First, we checked in with Steve, the taxidermist, and he gave a fantastic interview. We put one of his deer heads behind him, so it looked sweet in the double shot.

Then, we set up in the local Amsterdam Cafe (sweet!) and we filmed portraits of the local residents. We got about 10 people in. They were all great sports and we got some amazing faces.

We ended the night how all nights should end…good food and good drinks with new friends. Peggy and Donna, two great women of Butler MO, invited us to a meal at Majestic Cellars. It was such a spectacular evening. I recommend the steak and crab. After a long day of filming, dinners like this are so essential.

A big thank you to everyone who made today so productive and memorable.

Mizzou — some new stops

1 Nov

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