Hey, Cheeseheads! Check out not only our site for great Wisconsin road trip and exploring ideas, but the State Trunk Tour Podcast. Check an interview with John Mitchell, producer of Cheeseheads: The Documentary, a true “love letter” to Wisconsin. Mitchell is a Cameron native who spent over 20 years in Los Angeles as a writer and producer who was inspired to come back and create an in-depth exploration of Wisconsin and what makes the state, its people, its culture, industry, history, landscape, and more so special.
Here at the State Trunk Tour, where we drive all over the state and note so many great and unique places, we had the pleasure of appearing in this documentary as one of many guests. The film is available now via Amazon and other digital outlets, and you can always follow the Cheeseheads: The Documentary Facebook page to find where John may be presenting his film in locations all over the state!
Here’s our State Trunk Tour Podcast featuring producer John Mitchell and his film Cheeseheads: The Documentary:
Within this 40-minute discussion, you’ll find out what inspired him to write and film about Wisconsin, how he landed key interviews with people from high-level politicians and business leaders to Green Bay Packers legends, a former Miss America, and a whole series of families, academics, and more to talk about what it means to be a Cheesehead, and how his background in both Wisconsin and California – as well as the film industry – gave him the ability to film, distribute, and promote this love letter to the state.
You’ll also find out why so many Wisconsin references seem to sneak their way into TV shows and movies you see from Hollywood, how a UW-Madison plays a huge role in the development of semiconductors to allow the computers we have today, the origins of the term “Cheesehead” going back a few centuries, and more.