Filmmaking

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

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

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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

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Trending: ‘Iron Man 3′ Trailer Sweded

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.

11/14/2012