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As filming wraps, two actors from 'Tankhouse' reflect on their cast and crew

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FARGO — After two weeks, hundreds of memorized lines, hours upon hours of work and mountains of fried pickles from the Toasted Frog, filming for the movie "Tankhouse" has finally concluded in Fargo.

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Crew members of the movie, "Tankhouse, film south of Fargo. The movie brought about 40 cast and crew members, who bought lodging, catering, supplies and set materials that likely injected several hundred thousand dollars into the local economy. Jim Manney / The Forum

Actors and crew have packed up and shipped out to prepare for a few more days of filming once back in Los Angeles. They're leaving behind chilly fall days, but they're bringing with them a new "family" and an appreciation for the Midwest.

"Filming has been long and exhausting, but it's been great because the cast is so amazing," says Devere Rogers, who plays Uther — a blind member of the Tankhouse crew. "We've bonded and sort of created our own little Tankhouse Fargo Family. So even in the long days and exhausting hours of it all we've still managed to keep each other's spirits up by laughing and making jokes."


Rogers' castmate, Joe Adler, agrees. Adler plays Yorick, a member of the Tankhouse theatre troupe who he says "hides his massive insecurities by walking, talking and dressing like a Viking."

"We got super lucky with our cast and how much we enjoy working together and also hanging out together," says Adler. I genuinely feel that these will be people I will be friends with after we wrap and that's not usually the case."

From transforming the Broadway Garage into the Tankhouse Theatre, to showing off all the Scandinavian culture that Fargo has to offer, both Adler and Rogers agree that the movie they've been working on will get Fargoans excited.

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"I think this movie will be a love letter to Fargo," Rogers says.

"For sure," says Adler, agreeing. "While everything feels like a parody, it's still absolutely honoring the small-town energy in cities like this. I hope the people of Fargo eat it up."

The comedy "Tankhouse" follows two New Yorkers who move to Fargo to start a theatrical revolution. Click Content Studios, a video-production company owned by Fargo-based Forum Communications Co., and the Los Angeles-based Momentum Studios have partnered to produce the film.


Emma Vatnsdal is a digital producer for InForum and other Forum Communications-owned properties. She earned her degree in multimedia journalism from Minnesota State University Moorhead and joined the Forum Communications team as a features reporter in May 2018.
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