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"Something Lost" by Jacob Chapman

This was a story that just came to mind one day and worked out relatively how I hoped that it would. The inspiration really came from wanted to experience with how the lose of something so precious and how it effects people. I also wanted to try...

Santas Helper

This is my first student film. I think it turned out a lot like a student film. Having experienced a few Christmas mornings with my siblings, I am actually surprised this was not inspired by true events. I enjoyed working with with this cast...

Stain Glass

This is the Film Directing Semester 2 final project. Steve Maclaren and Brian Mansour brought their professional camera equipment to the home of Tom and Judi Fox of West Bloomfield, Michigan. Jeff Tuttle was assistant director. Christine...

Magician by Estee Lipenholtz

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 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The magician is played by...

The Wrestler - A Silent Short Film

This is a silent short film about a Wrestler who is bullish in nature. He has to face his Opponent and bully a stranger who stares at him during the match. Watch and enjoy "The Wrestler".

RED Digital Camera Workshop

Register for the RED Digital Camera Workshop on 12/8 at 9:00 a.m.   On Saturday December 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. student and alumni film makers will learn how to master the operations and workflow of the Red Digital Camera from...

Detroit Maintenance: An MPI Graduate Film Diary

Hello, my name is Felix Rodriguez and I am the director of "Detroit Maintenance".  In the past, I have worked on multiple shorts which pertained mostly to comedy or drama. However, this was the first time I would attempt...

MPI Film School Graduate Wins at Toronto Film Festival

MPI Film School Graduate Wins Award Motion Picture Institute graduate, writer, and director Rola Nashef was recently awared the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award out of 25 film makers at the Toronto International Film Festival for her film...