Listen Ryan Foss and Bill Nagel talk to MPR's Euan Kerr about 'Bill's Big Pumpkins'
Listen Ryan Foss and Bill Nagel talk to MPR's Euan Kerr about how they came to make 'Bill's Big Pumpkins'
Listen Ryan Foss and Bill Nagel talk to MPR's Euan Kerr about the challenges of making 'Bill's Big Pumpkins'
You often hear people whisper, "How did they grow that?"
Well, a new film reveals just that...
"Bills Big Pumpkins" follows a year in the life of Bill Foss of Buffalo, the current state record holder, and a multiple state Fair winner, as he grows what he hopes will be another prize giant pumpkin.
The film has been on the festival circuit and even with its eclectic subject matter, has drawn critical praise.
"Bill's Big Pumpkins" is the work of Ryan Foss, Bill,s son, and Bill Nagel. Ryan Foss says his father had taken the year off work to concentrate on competitive pumpkin growing, and had some very specific goals in mind: to win the Minnesota State Fair title, and to set a new state record.