"Making Paradise" documentary

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VALPARAISO - Seven friends loved their city so much, they wanted to give something unique back to it.  So they decided to make a movie about Valparaiso, which they say is a love story to the town.  

The film, "Making Paradise."​ shows the dynamic between the creators, director, Jim Jano Janesheski, film business manager Steve Antonetti, producer Tim Daly, Valparaiso legend and idea guy Bill Wellman, Jason Monroe, local business owner and film promoter Carlos Rivero and executive producer and Director of Photography Brad Cavanaugh.  

Annie Ropeik, IPBS

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