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Block 7-Made in Michigan

Shorts program, 95 min, Not rated

The Pewter Bros.
The Pewter Bros.
Father's Day
Father's Day
Wolf Boy
Wolf Boy
Progress
Progress
Extracted
Extracted
Metalyn
Metalyn
Last Day for Videos
Last Day for Videos
#37
#37
In Good Health
In Good Health
We'll Be in Touch
We'll Be in Touch
Jesse James
Jesse James

About This Program

This program presents a mixed group of short films. All were made in or have a connection to Michigan.

The Pewter Bros.

Director(s): Michael McCallum

Narrative Short, USA, 2019, 11 min, Color

Two brothers search for a missing treasure. Can they get past being around each other long enough to find it?

Great Lakes Connection: The film was created entirely in Michigan.

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Father's Day

Director(s): Justin Rose

Narrative Short, USA, 2021, 18 min, Color

When successful attorney Jim Sexton gets a free coffee on Father's Day, it causes him to reflect on his life, what has happened and what will never be.

Great Lakes Connection: The lead actor and writer was born and raised in Michigan. The main character in the story is from Michigan and refers to it in a multitude of ways in the film even though the film takes place in Arizona.

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Wolf Boy

Director(s): Danny Kim, Matthew Hamel, Michelle Hamel

Narrative Short, USA, 2019, 5 min, Color

A day in the life of a boy who turns into a wolf. This short film was conceptualized and completed in just 48 hours (2880 minutes) for the Cinema 2880 Film Festival and had to include all of the following: Genre: Comedy; Character: Werewolf; Item (Prop): Watermelon; Location: Street Alley; Line of Dialogue: Buy one, get one.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in Berrien Springs, Michigan with an all-Michigan cast and crew.

Progress

Director(s): Christopher Boulton

Documentary Short, USA, 2021, 8 min, Color

This short documentary profiles Larry and Charlie Schiller, owners of Schiller's Architectural and Design Salvage in Tampa, FL. The film traces the lineage of one of the more unusual items on offer to consider the allure of old objects, take stock of how far we've come, and ask what has been lost and gained in the process.

Great Lakes Connection: The film's creator was born and raised in Holland, Michigan.

Extracted

Director(s): Michael Pieper

Narrative Short, USA, 2019, 2 min, Color, Student Project - Delta College, University Center, Michigan

A man runs a discount dentistry business out of his garage, and it makes for a scary time.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in Midland, Michigan with Michigan-based crew members and actors.

Metalyn

Director(s): Jay London

Music Video, USA, 2020, 5 min, Color

Music video from the rock band Tarnished.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was shot in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

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Last Day for Videos

Director(s): Chad Campbell

Documentary Short, USA, 2021, 7 min, Color

A look into the final day of the last video rental chain in America.

Great Lakes Connection: Family Video is definitely a Midwest organization, and this film was shot in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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#37

Director(s): Matthew Hamel, Danny Kim, Michelle Hamel

Narrative Short, USA, 2017, 6 min, Black & White

Something sinister is happening in the back of this grocery store. This short film was conceptualized and completed in just 48 hours (2880 minutes) for the Cinema 2880 Film Festival and had to include all of the following: Genre: Art House Film; Character: Loathes to be Photographed; Item (Prop): Trash Can; Location: Grocery Store; Line of Dialogue: Do you wear glasses when you go to bed?

Great Lakes Connection: The entire cast and crew are from Berrien Springs and Kalamazoo, Michigan.

In Good Health

Director(s): Michael Pieper, Jerrod Rachow, Logan Histed

Narrative Short, USA, 2019, 7 min, Color, Student Project - Delta College, University Center, Michigan

A man falls ill when traveling and returns home. Miraculously healed overnight (with some help), he faces the new day while causing unforeseen consequences for his future health.

Great Lakes Connection: The crew are all from mid-Michigan and Ohio. The film was shot in Saginaw, Michigan.

We'll Be in Touch

Director(s): Jeff Vande Zande

Narrative Short, USA, 2020, 6 min, Color

Justin needs a job, but interviews sometimes get downright surreal.

Great Lakes Connection: The film was entirely made in Michigan.

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Jesse James

Director(s): Josef Steiff

Narrative Short, USA, 2020, 20 min, Color

In the moments between a neighbor's phone call and the arrival of the police, Jesse and his lover test the boundaries of their relationship and come face to face not just with what they are losing but with what they have already lost -- when Jesse can no longer save his relationship but only himself.

Great Lakes Connection: The writer/director lives in Wisconsin. The editor is from Wisconsin. The film was shot in Chicago. Most of the crew is living in or from the Chicago region (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan).

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Screening

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2pm

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