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Behind the scenes of 'Tankhouse': Second Assistant Director Cody Burdette

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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.

Cody Burdette is the second assistant director for "Tankhouse."


"A second AD is the right-hand man of the first AD," says Burdette. "I am in charge of scheduling, making call sheets, contacting talent, getting them dressed, getting them through hair and makeup — I am making sure our talent is ready so we are on time."

Burdette says he got into the AD department through his first AD for this film just two years ago.

"Fargo is incredible," he says. "I love the tight-knit community aspect of it."

See what else Burdette has to say about his role as second assistant director 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

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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