Everybody has been buzzing about actor Tony Shaloub filming the independent film “Feed the Fish” in Door County this month. The “Monk” star, a Wisconsin native, is the producer and the film’s biggest name. The Sister Bay Village Hall has been serving as the hub for the production team. Someone said the Top Shelf has been doing the catering for the crew. Bob Kufrin, the Sister Bay Village Administrator said he was an extra in the diner scene at the Viking Grill and it took hours for just a short scene. Yesterday, the actors were supposed to do a re-enactment of the Polar Bear Plunge in Jacksonport with locals as extras, but by the time we got there it had either been cancelled or moved. It was snowing pretty hard yesterday and the wind had blown a lot of ice chunks close to the shore so maybe that was the reason no one was there. I guess I lost out on my five minutes of fame. I am keeping my ears open… if there is another casting call for extras I’ll make sure I’m there on time.
The film has brought tons of money into the area and if all goes well the publicity Door County will get will be phenomenal. Word on the street is Tony is a really nice guy and all the people working with him are friendly. The premise of the romantic comedy is a down-on-his-luck writer from California experiencing a rebirth after coming to Door County to do the Polar Bear Plunge. After I did the plunge last year the only experience I received was a sore throat.
Supposedly, the Premier will be held in Door County in the fall. Jeff Larsen, the marketing manager at the Landmark Resort suggested it should be held at the Skyway Drive-In in Fish Creek. Now THAT would be cool.
FYI… Door County Snomobile trails are again open.