This is a film about film, yes. But it’s also a story about people. So what is true about the citizens of the rural Midwest? They are humble, earnest, steeped in community. Mike Zahs is their model citizen. With wit, charm, and unassuming generosity he commands the screen, but not with the bluster and braggadocio we’ve come to expect from YouTube celebrities and Donald Trump. So too is Saving Brinton proudly different—a patient portrait of a man, a community, and a history seldom celebrated on the big screen. Without the Mikes of the world it might all be lost. As Midwestern filmmakers, we’re excited to show what’s buried beneath that blanket of corn seen from a passing plane.