“Loon Lake” Nathan Wilson and Ansel Faraj Interview

Loon Lake is a 2019 horror film shot entirely on location in southwest Minnesota. Lead actor Nathan Wilson penned the script alongside the director Ansel Faraj. The two join the Back Lot crew to discuss the film. We ask them about the urban legend that inspired the film’s story. Also, what the film meant to the Round Lake, MN are where the film was shot. Check out our full interview with Wilson and Faraj!

Loon Lake can be found now on Amazon Prime.

Louis (Wilson) escapes the nightmares of city life in the rural countryside of southern Minnesota. He soon finds out that this rural township has a sinister past. Louis inadvertently awakes a local urban legend, which unleashes his innermost demons.

Nathan Wilson is a native of Round Lake, MN and resides in Los Angeles. Wilson attended college at Mankato State in Minnesota, starring in many productions at the school. Nathan has previously worked with Ansel Faraj in the feature film Will & Liz.

Loon Lake director Ansel Faraj grew up as a LA kid. Growing up in Venice Beach, Faraj was born in the hub of cinema. He grew up loving the strange and macabre, which he has since incorporated into many of his films. Faraj previously has directed Wilson in The Last Case of August T. Harrison.

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Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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