North Branch

A Short Documentary


Andrew J. Morgan

Nick Nummerdor

Now Streaming on Amazon Prime, Vimeo, & Youtube.


Throughout the 1970s, brothers Jerry and Jeff Kellogg of Muskegon, Michigan were a force to be reckoned with in the sport of marathon canoe racing.

Growing up along the north branch of the Au Sable River as second generation paddlers, the brothers won their first local race as teenagers and never looked back.

The brothers took home consecutive wins in the 120 mile Au Sable Canoe Marathon; all while battling 15 hours of steady paddling through the night. Their contribution to the sport of canoe racing set new standards for racers to come with over a decade worth of top 5 finishes.

Short Documentary 

Runtime: 19:00 

Digital HD

Completed January 2018

Filmed near Mio Michigan. 

Pre-Post Production in Chicago Illinois


Fresh Coast Film Festival - Marquette MI -  October 2017

Central Michigan University International Film Festival - February 2018

The Doc Talk Show - Chicago IL - February 2018

North by Midwest No Budget Film Festival - Kalamazoo MI - March 2018

Dox on the Fox -Batavia Illinois - March 23 & 24 2018
*Awarded Midwest Fox! 

Low Res Studio, Doc Night - Chicago IL - April 5 2018

Shawnee Shorts - Illinois - April 14 2018

FREEP Film Festival - Detroit MI - April 13-15 2018

Solemn Oath, Oath Day - Little Cabin Films Showcase - June 9 2018

Walkerville Film Festival - Canada - June 14 2018

Threadbare Mitten Film Festival - Lansing MI - June 22 2018

Windy City International Film Festival - Chicago IL - July 12 2018

Ausable Canoe Marathon -Grayling MI Premiere - July 27th

Blue Whiskey Film Festival - Chicago IL - August 3 2018

*Nominated Best Documentary*

Sunrise 45 Alpena Film Festival - Alpena MI - August 19 2018

Kellogg Canoe Racing Screening - Leelanua MI - August 19 2018 

Cindependent Film Festival - Cincinnati OH - August 24 2018

*Nominated Best Short Documentary*

Iowa Independent Film Festival - Mason City IA  - August 24 2018

SOO Film Festival - Sault Ste Marie MI - September 14

Full Bloom Film Festival - Statesville NC - September 14 2018

Hell's Half Mile Music & Film Festival - Bay City MI - September 30

Big Water Film Festival - Ashland WI - November 7 2018

More TBD

Here us talk about the film on CinemaJaw Movies Podcast 08/06/2018

Please contact if you are interesting in screening the film in 2018/2019.

Director Biography

Co-Directors Nick Nummerdor & Andrew Morgan have been making videos together since they became friends in middle school. After relocating from Muskegon Michigan to Chicago Illinois, they began making a variety of films together via their company Little Cabin Films.

In 2013 they released their first feature documentary "Vannin'", which entertained film festival audiences all over the world. Vannin’ screened at Calgary Underground Film Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Virginia Film Festival, San Francisco Doc Fest, Beloit International Film Festival, Wisconsin Public Television (Directors Cut), & had a run at Alamo Draft House- Austin Tx.



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