Producer’s Statement – Nick Twemlow
From the beginning, we wanted The Trapper to be a story about Iowa. We were interested in the people who live isolated lives in the farm towns that dot the landscape here, short-order cooks and out-of-work musicians looking for a way out. Iowans have been hit hard by the economic downturn. Farms are foreclosing at record rates; unemployment keeps rising while the price of groceries does the same. Things aren’t adding up. And sometimes, there is a price to pay for all this ugliness.