Saturday, November 8, 2008

Michigan Extras: It's All About the Movies

By Garrett Godwin | News Blade | October 6, 2008

Hollywood continues to be developing in the State of Michigan, giving local residents the opportunity to make their mark in movies -- even if they're in the background.

For instance, Raised Alone is the first picture ever approved under the Michigan Film Incentives. The independent short film tells the story an obsessed workaholic whose desire for his family's finances overwhelms the desire to raise his neglected son Adam, who's now a gifted and well-known violinist. Raised Alone was made on a $55,000 budget, as budding Michigan actors were being cast as extras for concert shoots for two days: Wednesday afternoon at the Redford Theatre on Grand River and Lahser in Detroit, and the next will be on Friday morning at the Cherry Hills School of Performing Arts in Inkster.

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