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Register for Summer Film Camps at MPI

  Middle School and High School students interested in Film Production careers will have the opportunity to work with industry experts at the Motion Picture Institute this summer in one of our two Film Camp's. Middle School Film...

Insane Clown Posse Video Tours Detroit

The Motion Picture Institute is proud to unveil the Official Insane Clown Posse music video "Where's God?" Background Douglas Schulze, the director of the film and music video, provided the concept of Joe and Joey (ICP) carrying two...

The Badger Game - A Dark Comedy

  The project is a narrative feature film entitled THE BADGER GAME, a sexy/bloody/violent/comedic thriller that revolves around a botched kidnapping.   Our hero, Liam is a successful advertising executive with money to burn and a...

MPI Film Students Depict The Holocaust

A special thank you to Hannah Posen and The Jewish News for their coverage of MPI Film Students Jonathan D'Ambrosio and Estee Lipenholtz who have both directed films about the Holocaust and the very personal struggles faced during the...

Mimesis Featured on Channel 7 Action News

Mimesis Featured on WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit Thank you to Channel 7 Action News in Detroit, MI for featuring the release of Mimesis on Blu-Ray and DVD. The film was released in February and is available in stores everywhere. Why watch a horror...

Anybody Killa - Peace Pipe

This film was shot in and around New Baltimore, Michigan.  I wanted to capture the simple emotions and frustrations that can go along with the hospitality industry.  More importantly, it was about taking these frustrations, and going out...

Mimesis Available on DVD February 12

Why Watch a Horror Movie When You Can Live One?   In the film, a group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a living nightmare that pays homage to a classic horror film. Seven complete strangers whose only common link is...

Films by Jonathan D'Ambrosio and Estee Lipovitz

The Magician & The Mermaid by Estee Lipovitz   This was Film Directing Semester 1 final film project. This was a silent film project music only. My friend Kathy Geyer sewed my mermaid costume. We shot at Brian Mansour's home...

MPI Graduate Diary On The Set of Parts Per Billion

On The Set Experiences - Parts Per Billion   I was the First Team PA on this film called Parts Per Billion. I was in charge of Exhibit G's and Production Reports and getting the actors to and from set. Every morning I would be waiting for...

Counterplay - Harold MacDonald

Counterplay is a short film about the need to connect with others, and how we betray each other strangling that opportunity. the act comes from focusing on our needs without thinking about the affect on others. I wanted to tell this story because...