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MPI Grads Detroit premiere of the The Badger Game

The Badger Game Motion Picture Institute graduates Tom Zambeck and Josh Wagner wrote, produced and directed The Badger Game which is making is local Michigan premiere May 3rd at Cinema Detroit (click here for tickets). The film follows a tale...

Open Casting Call May 9 at Motion Picture Institute

Join us for a Casting Call on May 9th open to all ages for over 30 Student Thesis Films that will be shown in  film festivals. Actors must bring an updated headshot and resume - as we begin a new casting book with each audition. The...

Come To Movie Night on Friday, April 17

Join us on Friday, April 17 for Movie Night as we showcase the short films of award winning alumnus Robert Joseph Butler. See Robert's film Within prior to its screening at the prestigious New York City Film Festival! Doors will...

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...