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Iowa Film Production Continues Amid Pandemic

Jakob Owens
Pink Spear Productions, lead by Colleen Bradford Krantz, filmed the pilot episode of her new fiction series Complete Bull in Clayton County.

At the start of the pandemic, many film makers from New York City, Los Angeles and London were seeking to film to Iowa.

Pink Spear Productions isn’t the only company that has been filming in Iowa during the pandemic. Since Iowa is one of the few states that never issued a shelter at home order it became a bit of a hot spot for productions companies.

Filmmaker Colleen Bradford Krantz of Pink Spear Productions has had an eclectic career. A career that has taken her from print journalism to making documentary films. Now she just finished filming the pilot of her first fictional TV series. It’s called “Complete Bull” a drama about a female animal scientist reluctantly enters the male-dominated world of livestock insemination.

This project follows fast on the heels of another unique TV series, "Unintended: Unlocking a Nation’s Pregnancy Secrets." It’s a series that tells the true stories of women who experienced unintended pregnancies in the early part of the 20th century.


  • Colleen Bradford Krantz, founder, Pink Spear Productions
  • Liz Gilman. executive producer, Produce Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River