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Student Film Update: Lucie Gillespie

Motion Picture Institute student Lucie Gillespie from Richmond recently received local media coverage from  The Voice regarding her thesis film called "Ashes".  Below are some excerpts from the article along with images and...

September Directors Cut

Film Reviews   Motion Picture Institute Alumnus and award winning film maker Robert Butler takes us on a journey of his reviews of the following films: Frank Calvary Boyhood Alumni Film Update:   Batman vs....

Alumni Film Update: Matthew Tuppen

  2012 Motion Picture Institute Alumni Matthew Tuppen wrote and directed "Bob, the Accessory..." this past June. "Bob" is a dark comedy about Bob (2013 alumni Jon D'Ambrosio) a closet-case who accepts an odd-job...

Alumni Film Update: Estee Lipenholtz

2013 Motion Picture Institute Alumni Estee Lipenholtz shot this beautiful short documentary about a holocaust survivor who realized his dream of become an artist who works with stained glass.   Thomas Fox, Hungarian holocaust survivor,...

Alumni Film Update: Robert Butler

  “Within” a short film written and directed by MPI Alumni Robert Butler; follows Jacob, a hopeless Detroit romantic looking for love in the digital era. After miserable dates, he looks for life's meaning through a series of...

2014 MACCS Awards Videos

Motion Picture Institue is proud to share with you two videos of 2014 MACCS Scholarship Recipients.  Congratulations! Theodore Dorsette - MACCS   Kurtis Zetouna - MACCS

Film School Tuition Financing Options

  Students that enroll in a top-flight film school may sometimes seek creative ways to financing their tuition.  The staff at Motion Picture Institute that it would be wise to share some insight on the topic with methods and tools that...

"The Dark Below" Filming in Michigan

August 2014 Dead Wait Productions LLC and Douglas Schulze are proud to announce the filming of “The Dark Below”.     “The Dark Below” features veteran actress Veronica Cartwright known for such iconic films as...

Batman v. Superman Takes Over Downtown Detroit

The Caped Crusader and Man of Steel have arrived in Downtown Detroit!   Check out the videos and images below from the set of the latest action film in production right here in metro Detroit - "Batman v. Superman".   Is That...

The Badger Game - Exclusive Fangoria Interview

THE BADGER GAME, the new kidnapping thriller from Josh Wagner and Thomas Zambeck, is able to stand out among it’s straight-faced and bleak brethren. THE BADGER GAME takes aspects of both horror comedy and torture films, twisting them into...

Michigan Acting Program Workshop

In The GodFather, actor Marlon Brando improvises one of the most famous movie scenes of all time by incorporating a cat which was never a part of the original script.   In Clockwork Orange, actor Malcolm McDowell breaks into "Singing...