Mediterranean Mansion in Plymouth to be the Location for Young Filmmakers from Minnesota Attending Boston Emerson College

Plymouth, MN, July 20, 2011 --( Wade Hanson, luxury real estate broker from Woodbury, MN, and 2010 cast member of “The Apprentice” was recently approached by Boston, Mass. Emerson College film students about using a current listing as a set in their upcoming film based in Minnesota. The students were scouting locations, looking for a mansion worthy of conveying great wealth and ultra-high society lifestyle. Hanson was not at all surprised that they wanted to film at this location. It is a 11,000 square foot, custom, Mediterranean mansion at Medicine Lake complete with 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and an indoor pool. The owners agreed, and “Debutants” is set to start filming there July 22nd. This is one of several locations in the Twin Cities that “Debutants” will be shot.

More About the Film
Have you ever considered what would happen if a second great depression hit the United States? The B.F.A. Student Film “Debutants” is about a high-society young woman in Minn. who falls from her ivory tower during a second great depression and suddenly needs to rely on humanity/kindness of others to survive. It explores the cultural, regional and most importantly, humanistic reactions in a time of crisis. Emerson College student, Johan Anderson, is from Moorhead, Minn. The cast is composed of Minnesota natives. The film is going to be entered in film festivals and competitions around the country in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and at the famed Sundance Film Festival.

More About Wade Hanson & Wade Hanson Enterprises
At 21, most kids have no idea what they want to do with their lives. When Wade was that age, he figured out that taking Greek Mythology wasn’t going to land him any closer to achieving the business success he envisioned. So, he took a risk, walked out of college and did what he always does: pursued the most direct path to success. Despite protests from concerned parents, Wade’s willingness to listen to his own instincts paid off. Five years later he had built a $60 million dollar multi-office real estate firm and was named one of Realtor® magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30.”

Never one to be satisfied with his achievements, Wade trusted his instincts again and sold his firm for a profit at the peak of the market in 2005. He then focused his efforts on developing into a paradigm for online real estate marketing. That achieved, he was soon recruited by a national real estate company for the position of business development director. Traveling around the country he consulted with the best and brightest agents, owners and rookies—and discovered that what he took for granted as the keys to success were not so well known. The recession hit and Wade saw many brokers give up, not from a lack of drive, but from not knowing how to adapt their mindset to succeed in tough times. Wade recognized that it was the home buyers and sellers who suffered the most from this lack of business savvy. Knowing he had more to offer, he returned to selling real estate.

The recession had its personal lessons to teach as well. Wade realized that professional success wasn’t as meaningful when it came at the expense of spending so much time away from his wife and two daughters. He cut back on his travels, began coaching his daughter’s hockey team and discovered the tremendous joy that comes from balancing work and life. Success took on new, whole life dimensions. Part of which includes charitable work; primarily the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Today, Wade remains one of the top real estate agents in Minnesota and continues to represent and sell luxury properties. He also puts his business acumen and executive experience to work by helping others achieve the mindset and the practical action steps needed to succeed in a post-recession economy. His early success story was key in being chosen as a contestant on Season 10 of NBC’s The Apprentice – a reality TV series headed by real estate mogul and billionaire Donald Trump. Wade’s “no excuses” attitude and conviction that you have to live with the choices you make drive his engaging, competitive attitude.

A popular speaker, coach and consultant, Wade’s success story gives him a natural affinity with Generation X and Y real estate agents as well as unique insight into how brokers can develop the next generation of top producers. The chairperson for the National Association of Realtor’s Young Professionals Network, Wade is involved on several national real estate platforms and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conventions. He continues to actively sell real estate with a focus on luxury properties and is one of the few agents in the country who holds actual certification as a luxury property representative.

Learn more about Wade Hanson:

View the home listing:

More information about the film:

Wade Hanson Enterprises
Krista Varley