Detroit is known as the birthplace of many things. It appears that the city has taken on a growing interest in the industry of filmmaking.
The 48 Hour Film Project will return to Detroit this weekend, July 18 through the 21, and right now, teams are gearing up to compete against each other in the 48-hour race against the clock!
Meet Chris Chynoweth – video editor and director for Beast – one of the country’s top editorial facilities for commercials, music videos, and web virals. He’s one of the most sought-after music video editors in the Metro Detroit area, and CW50 had the chance to sit down and chat with him about our great city!
“What goes on inside the haunted house BEFORE the family moves in?” That’s the tagline for the new film, written by local musician and author Josh Malerman. The film is set to shoot this summer in Detroit, with a team of local filmmakers.
Colin’s new project, “John Panich Is Dead,” is a short film shot in the style of a music video, and it follows the new song from local artist John Panich, entitled “My Asteroid Wants to Kill Your Planet.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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, […]