Behind the scenes of 'Tankhouse': Producer Matthew Cooper

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FARGO — On Monday, Sept. 16, Fargo became the set of a new film. 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 Los Angeles-based Momentum Studios have partnered to produce the film. It takes many hands to create a featured film. Before the actors can become their characters and film starts rolling, crew members work tirelessly to pin down details to help this world come to life.

Throughout filming, we will bring you behind the scenes to see exactly who makes up the crew of "Tankhouse," as well as give a bit of insight to what goes into creating a feature-length film.

Matthew Cooper is the lead producer for "Tankhouse."


"What do I do? I don't really know what I do," says Cooper. "Every day feels like a new adventure."

Working more on the managerial side of things, Cooper says he makes sure everything is functioning at the highest level — whether that be keeping crew members on track, ensuring cast and crew is happy and excited to work, Cooper is the driving force that keeps the movie heading towards completion.

"(Once filming starts) My day starts around 5 a.m.," he says. "I need to be the first on set and the last leaving set. I need to make sure everyone knows where they're supposed to be and what time they're supposed to be there. I'm basically putting out fires on a continuous basis."

See what else Cooper has to say about his role as lead producer for "Tankhouse," his reactions to Fargo and more, plus more behind the scenes interviews from cast and crew members, as well as insights into community impact and insights on creating a movie as filming of "Tankhouse" continues on

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