MIDDLE DISTANCE Lands in Michigan
February 19, 2014 by Mike McNamara
The Michigan Film Office announced today the feature film THE MIDDLE DISTANCE has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The project will film this month in New Buffalo, Three Oaks and Grand Beach, Michigan and feature local diners and landscapes.
“This is a winter project that will provide crew and support service opportunities in Southwest Michigan and highlight several communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office.
In the wake of his father’s death, Neil Mercer must travel back home to the Midwest for the first time in years to help sell his estranged parents’ cottage. When his brother must leave unexpectedly, Neil finds himself marooned in the house with his brother’s fiancé – a wickedly smart, fiercely independent woman whose impressive exterior masks the quietly despairing spirit hiding beneath.
In his feature debut, Director Patrick Underwood is delighted to be able to showcase the Southwest Michigan landscape that surrounds his childhood memories.
“The community support has been overwhelming,” Underwood said. “Michigan is a great place to make a movie.”
You can follow THE MIDDLE DISTANCE on facebook here and on twitter @TMDMovie. In terms of casting, most principals are set as filming is underway but it looks like the team is looking for a young male 20-25 for a scene later this Thursday or Friday as well as background talent for the remainder of the shoot. If you fit the bill for either of these positions, you may send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at www.findmac.com.