Minnesota has become a hotspot for filmmakers, seeing a surge in movie productions. The Duluth area has been a go-to spot for filming, hosting projects like the Christmas film Merry Kiss Cam and Christina Milian's Body Language. 

But the filming isn't limited to the Northland region. We covered the murder mystery Unholy Communion, shot in St. Paul recently. and a few years ago, a film starring Joe Keery from Stranger Things was filmed near Jordan. That movie is now available to stream and is receiving praise from audiences and movie critics. Find out where to watch it and read about other movies filmed here below.

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Minnesota Made Movie Earns Great Reviews

Joe Keery, known for his role as Steve Harrington in the show Stranger Things, takes the lead role in the film Marmalade, produced by Signature Films and shot in Hastings, Stillwater, and Jordan, Minnesota.


Why choose Minnesota? Anne Healy, the movie's production manager, is a fan of the Northstar state. Her IMDB credits reveal her involvement in several other Minnesota-based movies, including Grumpier Old Men, Jingle All The Way, and Mighty Ducks.

Plot of Marmalade:

Locked in his prison cell, small-town simpleton Baron shares a tale with his cellmate Otis about his rebellious girlfriend Marmalade, recounting a bank heist they committed together. Upon discovering the stolen cash, Otis agrees to assist in planning an escape to reunite Baron with his true love. Unbeknownst to them, a master puppeteer is orchestrating events, manipulating them all.

The film has garnered a 77% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and an 88% approval from audiences. Marmalade is now available for rental at $6.99 on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Apple TV.

Huge list of movies that were made in Minnesota

Minnesota is known for having a whole bunch of mosquitos, a giant list of lakes, and of course Mayo Clinic. We've also had quite a few moments on the big screen! According to IMDB.com, see where film crews have been for a huge list of movies made in Minnesota.

Gallery Credit: Jessica Williams

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