Iowa Nice

Iowa Nice is a film project created in response to the national media coverage of Iowa during the 2012 Caucus Season and the overall perceptions of Iowa across the country.

Iowa Nice now has more than one million views online.

Iowa Nice has received a WEBBY HONOREE from the 16th Annual Webby Awards.

Due to the nature and timing of Iowa Nice, numerous media outlets like The BBC World News, MSNBC, and CNN International took note.

Here are links to some of those interviews:

Live interview with CNN International


A mention on the “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
This was our first national media coverage.


Scott’s interview on MSNBC’s News Nation with Tamron Hall.


Hundreds of articles and blogs have been written about Iowa Nice, most notably by The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, GQ Maganize, The Des Moines Register, and The Omaha World Herald.

Below are a few links of blogs and articles that covered Iowa Nice:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/03/iowa-nice-scott-siepker-corrects-stereotypes_n_1181271.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/01/video-of-the-day-iowa-nice/250768/

http://www.omaha.com/article/20120106/NEWS01/701069919

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012301050057

http://gq.tumblr.com/post/15240959758/iowa-nice-politics

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/iowa-nice-filmmakers-release-bold-video-with-some-surprising-facts/

http://thelastword.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/02/9903340-what-it-means-to-be-iowa-nice


A little back story of Iowa Nice by Scott:

Iowa Nice was a film project that Paul D. Benedict had simmering in his head. When he finally put it down on paper and sent it to me, I laugh so hard my eyes watered.

We began filming Iowa Nice on December 31st, 2011 and by 10:30pm on January 1st, Paul had completed post production.

By January 2nd, Iowa Nice was viral.

Thank you to everyone for watching and passing along Iowa Nice.