Thank you for attending the Catalyst Content Festival! We are excited to welcome you to Duluth, Minnesota - the Zenith City & a home for all artists.

The below sessions are meant to be used as a guide to help plan your time at the festival and track real-time schedule adjustments. This digital guide will always be the most accurate and up-to-date.

Seats for each session and screening will not be held for individuals. We encourage everyone to lineup for each block and attendees will be admitted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached.

Watch trailers for all official selection series on our website at catalystcontent.org/selections.

Please note that the majority of content screened at the festival is not suitable for children and contains adult content. Parental guidance is suggested.

Most importantly: have fun!
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Nickolaus Swedlund

Headwaters Entertainment
Minneapolis & Grand Rapids, MN
- Graduate of the MFA Directing program at The American Film Institute's Conservatory.
- 2017, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist, "JUNK"
- 2016, Scriptapalooza finalist, "THE FALL OF BYZANTIUM"
- 2015, Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Second Rounder, "ROUGHNECK" a one-hour pilot and "THE WORLD'S DESIRE"

- Catalyst Content script finalist with MILL CITY, a premium hour-long drama based on the McKenzie mystery novels by author David Housewright. Ex-St. Paul cop Rushmore McKenzie has more time, and more money, than he knows what to do with. In fact, when he's willing to admit it to himself (and he usually isn't), McKenzie is downright bored. Until he decides to do a favor for a friend facing a family tragedy: nine-year-old Stacy Carlson has been diagnosed with leukemia, and the only one with the matching bone marrow that can save her is her older sister, Jamie. Trouble is, Jamie ran away from home years ago.

- Co-founder of Headwaters Entertainment, a television and film production company devoted to the promotion and production of compelling narrative content that supports economic development, creates employment opportunities and showcases the state of Minnesota.