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Alumni Film Update - Aaron Russman

Michigan filmmaker Aaron Russman brings one of literature’s most infamous tales to life in the suspense-horror film, Tell Tale Heart: Fatal Revenge! Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre masterpiece of murder and madness.  Tell Tale...

Official Trailer for The Film Dial A Prayer

See how the prayers of one woman working in a prayer call center impact the lives of those who need the most help in "Dial A Prayer" starring Brittany Snow and William H. Macy. The film directed by Maggie Kiley and produced by...

2015 Oscar Predictions From Robert J. Butler

Preview This years Oscars are the most uncertain I have witnessed in years, if you go to numerous  publications, the predictions are all over the map.  "Boyhood" was the clear front-runner  for Best Picture for the...

The Top 10 Best Films of 2014

As we entered the end of the year, I had a shortlist of candidates for my choice of the best films of the year, with an obvious first-place contender that I thought nothing was going to top. "Boyhood" held that position for the longest...

Michael Goi asc Visits Motion Picture Institute

Director of Photography Michael Goi asc visited Motion Picture Institute on Jan 24th to discuss the art of cinematography.  Michael shared his personal career path which led him from Chicago to Los Angeles to become president of the American...

"Inherent Vice" Film Review by Robert Butler

Paul Thomas Anderson is a genius, one of the greatest living filmmakers of all time, and is in the same league of the some greats like Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman, and Robert Altman. So when P.T. Anderson does something far...

This Short Film Was Made In One Day

See how 10 strangers came together to create a short film in just one day at Motion Picture Institute. The One Day Film Workshop was held on December 30, 2014 and involved 10 students, all of whom were strangers, to join together and conceived,...

Aeron Sanchez Named MACCS Scholarship Winner

Motion Picture Institute would like to congratulate student Aeron Sanchez for being awarded a scholarship from MACCS (Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools). Aeron with CFO Kurt Mayry Aeron with Director of Education...

Update on Michigan Film and Digital Media Incentives

Recent changes to Michigan’s film and digital media incentive program under Public Act 396 of 2014 (enacted on December 26, 2014) offer new statutory guidelines that will be in effect for all applications and pending applications with the...

2014 - Year In Review

2014 was a tremendous year at Motion Picture Institute.  Our graduates and alumni achieve so much this past year.  Here are just a few of the highlights from this year:  Award winning filmmaker Robert Butler provided so many...

Movie Night Moved to February 27

Movie Night has been moved to Friday, February 27. The Motion Picture Institute in Troy is launching a monthly movie night on their campus to showcase the work of its award winning filmmaker alumni.  The Filmmakers will be in attendance...