[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4693″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]With or without a strong filmmaking community, films are being made all around the Midwest. Guest filmmakers talk about the challenges and benefits of working outside the mainstream and in our backyards. Join us for this free panel discussion with enlightening conversation and your chance to be join in the discussion. Also, join us Friday at 4:30pm at Harless + Hugh Coffee for “COFFEE TALK WITH FILMMAKERS”, another free panel discussion.

MIDWEST FILMMAKING:  Saturday, 2-3pm, Delta College Planetarium Explorer’s Hall

Scheduled panelists:

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STEVEN PIET  (Chicago, IL)

Cowriter and Director of the film “Uncle John”, which premiered at SXSW in 2015 and is screening twice at Hell’s Half Mile. “Uncle John” was shot in Chicago and rural Wisconsin.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4654″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

JOEL POTRYKUS (Grand Rapids, MI)

Writer and Director of the feature films “Ape” and “Buzzard”. Both films were shot in Michigan, mainly in Grand Rapids and Detroit. “Buzzard” premiered at SXSW in 2014.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4743″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

SEAN O’GRADY  (Saginaw, MI)

Producer of the feature films “In A World” and “Big Sur”. Sean is currently working on a documentary in Michigan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4671″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

MARK COVINO  (Burlington, VT)

Co Director of the feature documentary “A Band Called Death”. Mark was born in Muskegon, MI and most of “A Band Called Death” was shot in the Detroit area.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]