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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

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This map shows you exactly where to go to see the explosion. Spectators are promised a great view.
This map shows you exactly where to go to see the explosion. Spectators are promised a great view.

Flipeleven will blow up car near 6th Street Viaduct

Love Milwaukee? Love movies? Or just want to see something huge go BOOM?

Head to the 6th Street Viaduct tomorrow morning and watch the film crew at Flipeleven Creative blow up a car for a scene in its new film "The Nugget."

The permits just cleared yesterday after the group successfully reached its fundraising goal on Oct. 4 via its Kickstarter page. The explosion will take place in The Reed Street Yards.

Spectators are advised to arrive prior to 8 a.m. "You'll have a great view," promised the crew in an email. "But if you want a super close-up view, bring your binoculars or (for you photographers) that 400 mm lens!"

Screenwriter Lisa England, director Kyle Buckley and producer Chad Halvorsen sat down with last month to talk about the explosion.

It's actually a bold move to draw attention to Milwaukee's underutilized film community. The explosion will be filmed using a RED camera that Flipeleven won the opportunity to use when it took Best Film in theĀ Milwaukee 48-Hour Film Project for its movie "Until Death."

The crew wants to show that Milwaukee is a vibrant community for filmmakers and a great place to shoot a movie.

"We still have the ability to make $20 million Michael Bay explosions for $10,000 in Milwaukee," said Buckley at the time. "It's not just because of tax incentives that you should come here to create something on a national scale."


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