PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – A film produced by a Pierre native and shot mostly in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area premiered in Pierre last Friday night.
“Tater Tot & Patton” writer and director Andrew Kightlinger tells DRG news and farm he wrote the full-length feature film after his mother passed away.
Kightlinger, who now lives in Los Angeles, knew he wanted to shoot the film in his home state.
Kightlinger brought in friends from film school to play the lead roles, but local residents and locations are also used.
The film also begins it’s one-week showing last Friday in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Spearfish, Huron and Brookings. It starts showing March 15 in Aberdeen and Watertown and will also go for a week. “Tater Tot and Patton” runs March 12– one night only– in Mobridge.