North Dakota has been making national headlines for its oil production, but one man is more interested in the gems found living here.
Matt Fern is the executive producer of the Daily Dakotan--an online video series that profiles people in the state.
The second season of episodes is now airing online every day this month.
From a young age, Matt Fern has been creating films.
"I love every movie out there, chick flicks, action, that's why I like this, that I can experience different kinds of walks of life, different types of stories." says Matt Fern/Daily Dakotan Executive Producer.
His type is about characters in North Dakota.
The filmmaker says last year the Daily Dakotan did 24 mini-movies, this December, 15 stories will air
"I try to make choices that bring out the characters story, like we did one on a quadriplegic, and I wanted every shot to be like fluid and moving, so it never felt static." says Fern.
Due to its popularity, Matt's small film crew has been able to travel all across the state to invest time and quality production on their subjects..
"We get feedback from people all across the state, even all across the world, saying what the video meant to them..." says Fern.
Thanks to technology and the stories of people in his home state, a man born and raised in North Dakota says he's living his dream.
"I've always thought about going to Hollywood to make movies, but I've never really wanted to leave my home... I get to make movies in North Dakota." says Fern.
80 percent of stories this season were referrals from people who watched the first season.
The easiest way to view the stories is to search the Daily Dakotan... to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter.
Again, a new story will air every day the rest of this month.
The episode that became available to watch Monday is about a local bull fighter.
Tim Walford has been around rodeos his whole life, and after some encouragement from his mom, jumped into bull fighting.
Tim watched his episode for the first time and says he's happy with it.
He works at RDO Equipment in Bismarck, and says some of his co-workers might be surprised to see the story, but he's enjoyed checking out all the stories online.
"I think it's great, it opens up your eyes to a lot of things you might not realize is going on within North Dakota... You would just never imagine that someone in North Dakota does it because it seems so different, but I'm sure people think that about bull fighting." says Tim Walford/Bull Fighter.