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FILM FOETUS, INC is an independent film and video production company that specializes in documentaries for the theatrical, broadcast and corporate worlds.  The founder of the company is D.P. Carlson who has been established in the Midwest film community since 1988.

JOE FRANK - SOMEWHERE OUT THERE is a feature length film that explores the life of award-winning audio artist  Joe Frank whose career on radio and on-line has spanned nearly four decades.  Frank's highly produced radio shows can be described as innovative, abstract, underground, autobiographical, surreal, funny, disturbing, and thought provoking meditations on the human condition.

The film features dozens of rare interviews with Joe's friends, actors, engineers and closest associates.  The doc weaves the stories together with a wide variety of Joe's radio shows to reveal his art, creative process, and personal life.

The film stars Joe Frank, Harry Shearer, David Cross, Ira Glass, Grace Zabriskie, Alexander Payne, Terry Kinney, Larry Block, Debi Mae West, Ryan Cutrona, Laura Esterman, Tim Jerome, Larry Josephson, Arthur Miller, David  Rapkin, and Lester Nafzger among others.






"Chicago Filmmakers/River" on VIMEO!

Non available ON DEMAND thru Vimeo is "Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River!"  You can rent it for a 72 hour period or buy it, and it comes with the Bonus Feature "Flotsam & Jetsam" - 60 minutes of additional interviews and behind-the-scenes footage! 


Click Here >  Chicago Filmmakers/River on VIMEO!






CHICAGO RIVER celebrated in print!

Film Foetus documentary is  featured in Intellect Books' "World Film Locations: Chicago"





"This is a rare movie book with an original inspiration. 

It brings something great to the party."


Hollywood Eye Candy!

Here are a handful of on-location production shots from over the years featuring celebrities.  In Hollywood with Fergie (Black Eyed Peas), Harry Shearer (The Simpsons & This is Spinal Tap), music icon Donny Osmond, feature film director Alexander Payne (Sideways, Nebraska), A-Listers Mark Whalberg (Boogie Nights) & Kurt Russell (Escape From New York, The Thing), and Grammy Award winning actress Queen Latifah.





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