The 60 Yard Line
A smiling blonde woman with her arms around a man who looks confused. In the background is a sports stadium.
Film poster
Directed byLeif Gantvoort
Written by
  • Ryan Churchill
  • Nick Greco
Produced by
  • Leif Gantvoort
  • Nick Greco
  • Ryan Churchill
  • Alex McCullough
Starring
CinematographyCameron Schmucker
Music byJimmy Deer
Release date
  • April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
LanguageEnglish

The 60 Yard Line is a 2017 comedy film directed by Leif Gantvoort and produced by Ryan Churchill.

Premise

The film is based on the true story of two best friends who purchase a house adjacent to Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers.[1] The film centers on the choices the friends must make between their love of football and their personal lives.[2][3]

Cast

The film also features multiple cameo appearances by former Packers players, including former Packers players Ahman Green, John Kuhn, and Mark Tauscher. Tom Zalaski and Burke Griffin, Green Bay TV personalities, former Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt, and mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell also make appearances.[2]

Production

The 60 Yard Line was primarily filmed on-location in Green Bay, although a few scenes were filmed in various locations in Los Angeles. Filming occurred in the fall of 2015, with additional scenes that required snow being filmed in the winter of 2016. The film was completed on a "limited budget".[2]

Release

The film released in 2017 at select theaters across the United States, with special screenings occurring in the fall of 2017.[1] It formally premiered at the Wisconsin Film Festival on April 2, 2017.[4] It was also played at the 2018 Beloit International Film Festival[3] and won multiple awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Wisconsin Film Festival.[1]

The movie was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and iTunes on November 7, 2017.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Grunow, Morgan (September 12, 2017). "The 60 Yard Line' tells the relatable story of Wisconsin Packers super fans". The Badger Herald. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Meinert, Kendra (September 4, 2017). "15 fun things to look for in Packers comedy 'The 60 Yard Line'". USA Network. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "The 60 Yard Line". Beloit International Film Festival. 2018. Archived from the original on May 13, 2019. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Meinert, Kendra (March 12, 2017). "'60 Yard Line' will make its world premiere in Madison". Oshkosh Northwestern. p. A4. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Meinert, Kendra (October 26, 2017). "Packers movie '60 Yard Line' coming to DVD, iTunes". Manitowoc Herald-Times. p. B3. Retrieved September 10, 2019.