Filmmaker Rola Nashef Finds Inspiration for Films within Arab American CommunityFilmmaker Rola Nashef joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about her use of authentic storytelling to depict Arab America in media. She also discusses dispelling the misconceptions of Arab Americans.
Detroit Filmmakers On The RiseDetroit is known as the birthplace of many things. It appears that the city has taken on a growing interest in the industry of filmmaking.
'48 Hour Film Project' Returns To Detroit This Weekend!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!
DETROIT PROUD: Chris ChynowethMeet 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!
Local Musician/Author Josh Malerman Teams Up With Ambitious Filmmakers on New Horror Project"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.
Local Filmmaker Colin Duerr Releases New Short Film, "John Panich Is Dead" 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.”
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.
Ambitious Local Filmmakers Release Film Made Entirely On $700 BudgetImagine 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.
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!
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.
48 Hour Film Project - Detroit: Wrap Up
Local Detroit Film Producer Shares His Advice for 48 Hour Film Project CompetitorsThe 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.
Trending: 'Iron Man 3' Trailer SwededIf 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.