‘Tis the season for film! With all those fancy Hollywood film celebrations happening, we thought we could shine a light on what’s going on in our community… so film fans, rejoice! CW50 is here for you, once again.
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.
It’s almost a decade in the making. It captures the heart, the grit, the passion, and the talent – that fills Detroit. As we all know, Detroit has long been recognized as one of the pillars in the “rock and roll” movement and It Came From Detroit proves that the city’s legendary musical influences are still alive and beating today.
We recently sat down with Marc Zakalik, a Farmington Hills native and 2008 Screen Arts & Cultures graduate of the University of Michigan. Since graduating, Marc has kept busy working on productions both in and out of Michigan (with many of them right here in the Detroit area), with an impressive resume of feature films.
Elliot Gray Van Orman is a Rochester, Michigan native who studied film at Columbia College in Chicago. He currently resides in Detroit, and in addition to some commercial work, he shoots and edits videos featuring the city of Detroit.
The Michigan Film Office announced two Michigan films, Landlord and Papou, have been approved for film incentives from the state.
Hidden in a small park off of Brush Street – just a stone’s throw from Ford Field and Comerica Park – there lies a different group of athletes…BMX Bikers. As of April 1st, BMX bikers can practice their flips and tricks right in the heart of the city, at a newly converted park-turned-BMX-space.
Calling all local filmmakers! Are you looking for a way to get your work and name recognized around the world, brush up on your creativity, or simply have a fun and challenging weekend filled with only filmmaking? The 48 Hour Film Project will come to Detroit the weekend of July 19–21 and gives you just that – your chance to shine!
If you remember Michel Gondry’s 2008 movie “Be Kind Rewind” you’ll be familiar with the concept of the sweded film. A Fresno, California based group of filmmakers has been busy sweding movie trailers. And we’re really glad they did.
What is easier? To believe when everyone else does? Or to believe when everyone else has doubt? This is a question that I’ve always known how to answer but it was never tested until now. [...]