Door County talented force Tim Erskine has written, directed and produced a sci-fi thriller romantic comedy with a heart — The Emissary. Tim also capably handled the editing, sound, special effects and music score — all with extremely high production values. And he acted in it too!
Tender, quirky, funny, romantic, and techy-nerdy, this movie is unlike anything you will see this year.
In the film, an explosive alien power source threatens to blow up the entire Door Peninsula, leaving a gigantic crater in its wake. Thank goodness Koyper from outer space (local fabric artist Peter Ciesla) has just landed in Ellison Bay to save the day. He is joined by Jim, a mindfulness wannabe (director Erskine), with sidekicks Andy (Paul Erskine) and Mark (Pat Palmer). The hunt is on!
While he should be devoted to finding the power source, Koyper can’t resist the peninsula’s many tourist pleasures! He absolutely has to see his first library (Ephraim), play a competitive round of mini golf at The Red Putter, take a seat in the big purple chair at Julie’s Park Café, and take in other Door County delights.
Every rural community should have a Tim Erskine capable of capturing its unique character. This movie is a testament to a filmmaker with a unique vision and an abundant love for Door County.