The Festivals Begin!
Dear Kickstarter Supporters,
A lot has happened since last we spoke. The Michigan Creative Film Alliance unfortunately had to take one year off from production, and there will not be... Read more
Premiere and Afterglow
Hello Kickstarter Supporters!
The day we have all been anxiously awaiting is approaching fast! Less than 72 hours until the World Premiere of Downriver and sleep is now a distant... Read more
Reminder of Change in Premiere
Hello Kickstarter Supporters,
This is just a reminder that the premiere for "Downriver" has been moved to Thursday, April 25, 2013. Downriver will premiere at the Detroit Film Theatre (located... Read more
Kickstarter Update 01/11/2013
Hello and Happy New Year!
2013 is finally here and we are moving closer to the premiere of Downriver!
A Thank You PLUS New Time-Sensitive Rewards!
Thank you all so much for your contributions to our successful Kickstarter campaign. It has been a long, hard battle, but we are on our way, a few days away... Read more
Downriver State of Emergency
It is after 1:00p.m. on Saturday-- under 34 hours left and counting. We still need to raise almost $2000 to reach our goal before midnight tomorrow night, and we are... Read more
New Reward: Limited Edition BEAUTY QUEEN POSTER
With under 39 hours to go in our Kickstarter campaign, we wanted to make sure that if you were a fan of our last film BEAUTY QUEEN, you had the... Read more
We're only HOURS away from the end of the campaign!
While your generous donations have allowed us to get closer to our goal, we are NOT there yet. NOW, more... Read more
ANNOUNCING THE CAST OF DOWNRIVER!
Yes! It's time to reveal THE CAST OF DOWNRIVER!
The auditions are nearly completed and we have assembled an incredible cast. While we still have a few more roles to... Read more
NEW INCENTIVE: $35 Pledge = Exclusive T-Shirt!
The time has come. With four days left in our Kickstarter campaign, we need to raise more than $6,000 dollars. We are not giving up. Our passion is deep. With... Read more
"Downriver" interview on WWJ
Check out Ron Dewey’s interview with Michigan Creative Film Alliance faculty member Juanita Anderson on WWJ. Juanita discusses the story of Downriver, and the MiCFA’s importance to cultivating a... Read more
36 Hour Challenge Results
Special thanks to the 34 backers who pledged over $1,600 to the Kickstarter campaign total during the 36 hour challenge!
We appreciate each backer and every dollar pledged. The 36... Read more
Thank you Kickstarters!
Thank you to all of our backers! Because of you, we've passed the $5,000 mark in our fundraising campaign, and are now in sight of our goal! If you haven't... Read more
Young Michigan Filmmakers Undeterred
Check out Rochelle Riley's Detroit Free Press article about our production and kickstarter page!
"Michigan, as it did for decades with young automakers, should trust its young filmmakers to find a... Read more
Special Time-Sensitive Incentive: One-of-a-kind Still!
Ever want your ownpiece of a film? If you’re able to donate just $10 dollars within the next 36 hours (7 a.m. today July 20 to 7 p.m. Saturday July 21),... Read more
Boxing Ring Progress!
We are so close to finishing the base of this monster ring! The team faced some unexpected obstacles, but putting their heads together quickly found a solution.
You have to... Read more
The boxing ring construction is underway!!!
It took us a while to get started but we have a plan and are ready for another fun-filled day tomorrow (July 17)! We spent most of today (July 16) breaking apart... Read more
Thank You to Randy's Original Roadside BBQ!
With production for Downriverinching closer and closer, we are proud to welcome Randy’s Original Roadside BBQ of Onsted to the project as a location sponsor! With Randy’s BBQ secured... Read more
Thank you to the Actors Loft in Royal Oak
A special thank you to the Actors Loft in Royal Oak for hosting the casting calls for "Downriver". We are so fortunate to have the support of so many film... Read more
Producer's Update: Casting and Coffee
Casting is in full swing for Downriver. Auditions have been conducted over the past two weekends and our team is flabbergasted at the talent and enthusiasm Michigan actors bring to... Read more