Nov 23, 2021 - News
Video captures Minneapolis' people and places in 2 minutes
A screenshot of a video of Minneapolis, with the skyline and the city's name in text.
Screenshot courtesy of Sam Li/Ian Tunney/Nations Stephenson

Three Midwest filmmakers' passion project about Minneapolis is racking up views on social media.

State of play: Sam Li, Ian Tunney and Nations Stephenson recently shared a two-minute video showcasing Minneapolis businesses, parks, landmarks and people.

  • It's even got dramatic drone shots, like a sudden drop from Foshay Tower. Warning: Not for those who get motion sickness.

Behind the scenes: Li told Axios he was inspired to create the video after the success of a similar project he did for Madison, Wisconsin, where he lives. He then reached out to Stephenson, who's originally from Minneapolis, to work on it together.

  • "We wanted this video to look like a collective story of the people who live there, not just an outsider's perspective of the city," Li said.
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