KELO: Alumnus Starts Shooting Film This Week in Badlands

Andrew Kightlinger, a 2008 Augustana graduate, begins shooting his film "You Don't Know Bertha Constantine" this week in the badlands. Kightlinger (shown right) is a graduate student at Boston University's College of Communication—Film Production.

Shooting Starts This Week On Film In Badlands


Shooting on a new film begins this week in South Dakota's badlands near Wall.

The movie "You Don't Know Bertha Constantine" is written and directed by Pierre native Andrew Kightlinger. The South Dakota Tourism Office describes the movie as an independent short film about the beauty of true love and the outrageous things it causes people to do.

Melissa Miller, director of the state Tourism Office, says the film is exciting because the cast and crew includes many people from South Dakota. She says she hopes the movie gets good reviews and causes the movie industry to have more interest in making films in South Dakota.

View a video of the filming in the badlands.