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Bemidji teen wins award for Lego movie

Spencer Olson won the Audience Choice Award for his film "Bunnies" at this year's Fathom Film Festival in Bemidji. The film features Lego rabbits fighting and shooting machine guns at each other. Videos on Olson's Youtube channel (Olsonstudios) have been viewed nearly 3 million times.
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Spencer Olson won the Audience Choice Award for his film "Bunnies" at this year's Fathom Film Festival in Bemidji. The film features Lego rabbits fighting and shooting machine guns at each other. Videos on Olson's Youtube channel (Olsonstudios) have been viewed nearly 3 million times.

The Associated Press has a short write-up.

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