Canticle Productions’ “Sanctified” – With Local Connection – Coming to De Pere in March

Posted on 2-16-2023

Bartholomew Stillwell, who grew up in Green Bay and now lives lives in Bismarck, North Dakota with his wife and soon-to-be-born child, is both a Production Assistant and an Outlaw in “Sanctified”, a western set in the late 1800s in the North Dakota Badlands.

Sanctified was shot in the Badlands of North Dakota in May of 2021 and was produced by local production companies Canticle Productions and DN Cinematics along with Minnesota production company Headwaters Entertainment.

The film tells the story of an outlaw who is rescued from death by a nun traveling through the North Dakota Badlands. She nurses him back to health in exchange for him guiding her to a Church in Williston. A deep friendship develops between these two unlikely people as they learn to work together to survive their dangerous journey.

Bart, as he is known to his many friends here in the Greater Green Bay area, is the son of Dr. Scott Stillwell and Mrs. Cynthia Stillwell — who own and operate Stillwell Family Medicine – a direct primary care clinic located in Suamico. Bart recently graduated from the University of Mary in the spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in music vocal performance.

Bart had the opportunity to work with Daniel Bielinski on a number of projects at the University of Mary, including two original works by Dan; Voices of the Great War, and Voices of Dakota Prairie, which were both inspired by historical texts from the archives of the North Dakota Library of history. He’s currently working as a piano accompanist for one of the Bismarck public high schools.

When asked to comment about his role and involvement with “Sanctified,” Bart said “I’m just very excited to get to share in this film!”

The film will be showing at the De Pere Cinema Cafe, located at 417 George Street.

The show times are:
March 3rd: 8:45pm
March 4th: 7:00pm
March 5th: 1:45pm