Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The motion picture 'Family Weekend,' or 'Queen Freak' as it may be titled, was filmed in Macomb County in February 2011.
Are you ready for your close-up, Macomb County? It's been almost two years since film crews descended on Macomb County to film Family Weekend, but rumor has it the comedy starring Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine, Shirley Jones, Oleysa Rulin and a cast of Macomb County extras will hit theaters in February 2013, according to the Chicago Tribune. The film features Rulin as a 16-year-old jump-roping champ who takes her dysfunctional parents hostage in an effort to transform them into an actual family. On Feb. 12, 2011, Macomb Patch editor Jenny Whalen joined more than 70 extras to film a variety of scenes at Lakeview High School in St. Clair Shores. A peek at the trailer (briefly leaked to the Internet) suggests at least two of the scenes …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Kids flock to Michigan-made feature film premiere of 'Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure' in Royal Oak.
Michigan’s hills are alive with the sounds of moviemaking. With the help of the Michigan film tax incentive, a project that was more than 10 years in the making came to life Wednesday with the world premiere of the Michigan-produced feature film, The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure, at the Emagine Movie Theater in Royal Oak. The interactive children’s movie, which was filmed in locations throughout Michigan including Stony Creek, a diner in Canton and the Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan, has even deeper roots in the Great Lakes State. It was written by Lathrup Village native Scott Stabile and funded by Macomb County residents Mike Chirco and Scot Moceri. In addition, nearly 95 percent of the film crew was from Michigan, …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Families come out for activities and free movie in Walter and Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore.
Movie-lovers young and old came out to the Walter and Mary Burke Park in New Baltimore for the Ride the Wave Friday Party. Before the scheduled showing of Gnomeo & Juliet on a portable movie screen, festivities got into full gear with music by the El Dorados, children activities, and more. The festivities kicked off at 6 p.m. and the movie was slated to air at sundown. The event, which typically has drawn a few hundred attendees, is one of many community programs offered by Ride the Wave in New Baltimore. To learn more about the organization, visit www.ridethewavenb.com