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Tim Cuprisin: May We Have Another Fish Fry Please?

Eau Claire Leader Telegram: Director to show fish fry documentary

Volume One: Fried Fish on Film

Gapers Block: Milwaukee's Best

JSOnline: Carol Deptolla's blog Fish Fry, the movie and dinner

Bob Keith of Cool Dadio writes about the second screening of FFNM in Beloit on his "Daily Dadio" Blog

The JournalSentinel's Chris Foran: 'Fish Fry' casts light on city tradition

Bobby Tanzilo of OnMilwaukee.com writes about Fish Fry Night Milwaukee

Dave Luhrssen of the Shepherd Express reviews Fish Fry Night Milwaukee

The Business Journal's Rich Kirchen on the making of Fish Fry Night Milwaukee

Fish Fry Night Milwaukee on the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB.com)

The IMDB.com listing for Ron Faiola


From the Beloit Daily News, February 22, 2010: "[president of Stateline Festivals, Becky] Rogers said although BIFF is hoping to increase its online sales in the future, most of the seats at many of the venues were full. Friday night's viewing of "Fish Fry Milwaukee" (sic) left several people standing outside asking if there could be another show scheduled. It also inspired [film venue] Bushel and Peck's to purchase a fish fryer.

From the Beloit Daily News, February 19, 2010:


Biography

Ron Faiola: Cinematographer/DP, Director, Editor, Producer, Publicist, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer, Writer

Ron Faiola majored in the Film Program at UW Milwaukee. His 1987 film Wieners represented UWM at the International Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Faiola owns Push Button Gadget Inc., a Milwaukee video production company with a wide range of clients from large corporations and law firms to rock bands.

Faiola has worked on video documentaries for Smashing Pumpkins (Vieuphoria), Monster Magnet (I Talk to Planets, Freak Shop USA) and Pigface (Glitch). He also produced and directed the Last Rites DVD/CD release in 2004.

Faiola is a former DJ at WMSE 91.7 FM in Milwaukee, he toured Europe several times as a drummer in a rock band and owns www.MilwaukeeRockPosters.com, a site dedicated to preserving Wisconsin music history via artwork, videos, music, photos and more.

Faiola got his start in fried foods while working at Kentucky Fried Chicken during high school and the Friday night fish fry has been a regular routine ever since.


Dewey Gill: Voice

Dewey Gill has been part of Milwaukee radio for nearly thirty years, hosting numerous shows on WMSE 91.7 FM in Milwaukee. His Big Band / Vintage Jazz show has been a staple of the airwaves since 1981 and on alternting Friday evenings, he covers rock and roll from the 50's and 60's. His shows include history and information on the music and artists.


Director Statement

Friday night fish frys have long been a Milwaukee tradition. Every corner bar, tavern, restaurant and gas station seems to offer their version of a "classic Milwaukee fish fry" and I wanted to document this tradition.


Production Notes

"Free Fish Fry?"

People ask if I got to eat free fish frys at the places I filmed. The answer is only at a couple places. Some offered, others didn't. However, I was familiar with all the fish fry dinners at each place. Do I have a favorite? Sure. Which one? Won't tell.