"The Z"

Parking Structure With A Twist – Local Filmmakers To Make Documentary about “The Z”

Lately, “The Z” has captured all the buzz – a massive, ten-story, “Z”-shaped parking structure, retail center, and art gallery which recently opened its doors to the public last week. Personally, I believe the most impressive features of this structure are the paint-covered interior walls, showcasing the work of twenty-seven international artists who worked day and night to make this vision a reality. A team of local filmmakers – including Sean “Seabright” Jackson, Jon Braue, and Joe Talbot – had the opportunity to capture an amazing series of moments.

02/03/2014

Uptown Film Festival

Uptown Film Festival Celebrates Local Filmmakers

CW50 had the chance to catch up with Jessica Golden – she’s the producer on the film Los Wild Ones – to hear about the festival, the multi-award winner and nominated documentary film, and why Detroit is important to her. Los Wild Ones premiered earlier this year at the 2013 Documentary Competition at South by Southwest. The film makes its premiere in Detroit with the Uptown Film Festival.

11/08/2013

Stranger

Ambitious Local Filmmakers Release Film Made Entirely On $700 Budget

Imagine this: a horror movie, shot in 45 days, here in Metro Detroit, by the hands of local talented filmmakers…all on a budget of $700. Sounds pretty crazy, right? The film titled “Stranger” was put together by a small group of ambitious, local filmmakers with a love for filmmaking. They combined their passion with a very small budget and transformed it into a film that showcases the talent that Metro Detroit possesses.

10/28/2013

48 Hour Film Project

48 Hour Film Project Expands: Calling All Local Filmmakers!

Local filmmakers! The 48 Hour Film Project is calling your name again! This time around, it’s a special themed competition and guess who’s on the guest list? Detroit!

09/18/2013

Dally in the Alley

Local Filmmaker Goes Behind The Scenes at Detroit’s ‘Dally In The Alley’

Dally in the Alley turned 36 this year – and in our opinion…it’s never looked better. The single-day festival celebrating Detroit’s arts and cultural diversity (that – quite literally – is set in the alleys of Cass Corridor) took place on Saturday, September 7th, and local up-and-coming filmmaker Daniel Berhane was on-site, camera in hand.

09/12/2013

Photo of Local Filmmaker Colin Duerr, the man behind “This Is Ours.”

Local Filmmaker Releases Documentary on ‘Dreadlock Mike’

Quietly working on a documentary about the homeless people in Detroit, Colin had filmed and interviewed Dreadlock Mike a few years ago, and with the news of his death, he felt compelled to finish it. Colin edited it into a short-profiling documentary about Dreadlock Mike, telling the story and message of Michael Alston for the way he should be remembered.

08/12/2013

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48 Hour Film Project – Detroit: Wrap Up

So, the 48 Hour Film Project – Detroit has ended and teams walked away with an incredibly intense, entrancing weekend filled with film making, friendship, pitfalls and accomplishments…some even walked away with an award! This year, […]

08/07/2013

Scott Allen

DETROIT PROUD: Scott Allen

“We all have real jobs now and do the ‘grown-up’ thing, but this is my way to break free from that – we just love music.” You may remember the name Scott Allen from the band Thunderbirds Are Now! – the Metro Detroit band that made a name for themselves in the early 2000s, signing with French Kiss Records and touring throughout Europe, America, and parts of Australia at a very young age.

07/24/2013

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Project Imaginat10n Film Festival Competiton Calls On Local Filmmakers

Local filmmakers! Would you like the chance to have your film showcased up against five celebrity-directed films? You should think about joining the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival contest then. Project Imaginat10n is calling on local filmmakers of all skill levels to direct a short film inspired from one of ten themes of photographs.

07/18/2013

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Local Detroit Film Producer Shares His Advice for 48 Hour Film Project Competitors

The 48 Hour Film Project is here in Detroit this weekend, and with the competition only a few days away, we sat down with an experienced professional in weekend film challenges. Shane Sevo is a local Detroit film producer and he truly loves the weekend film challenge format. He’s competed for 10 consecutive years in the National Weekend Film Challenge, which has a very similar set of rules to the 48 Hour Film Project, and has won multiple awards over the years.

07/17/2013