MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s a short six minute video that will transport you to a different time and place far from this cold bitter Minnesota winter.
Filmmakers of “Why We’re Here: Twin Cities” say the video is their “collective love poem to the Twin Cities.”
The video was posted on Vimeo.com and has 47,179 views as of 11 o’clock Wednesday morning.
The video was created by Susan Bernstein and Mary McGreevy, founders of Seven and Sixty Productions. Both have lived in numerous places around the world but now call the Twin Cities home.
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Bernstein and McGreevy shot the video during the spring and summer months of 2010. They filmed around the Metro and near the Stone Arch Bridge.
“This question we’ve always had, especially during the winter time, why isn’t everyone running for the exits?” asked Bernstein.
They took that question to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul and received some unscripted honest answers.
Some said in the video “great quality of life” and others described the Twin Cities as a “big city in a not-so big city.”
Some people have commented on the video saying, “the way you captured the summer nights was vivid and made my heart ache!”
Bernstein says many have asked if she intentionally waited to release the video until now. She said “no.” She tried to release the video during the fall.
“We thought we’d get it out in November; we thought we’d get it out in December. But it just took this long to produce,” said Bernstein.
She now says it’s a perfect time to release the video, but it wasn’t by design.
“The summers are just so delicious here. Remembering that feeling again I think helps us all get through,” said Bernstein.