MOTOR CITY FILMS
BEHIND THE SCENES
Born and raised in metro Detroit, I hold a deep love for the great state of Michigan. A few years after getting a degree in film from Western Michigan University, I enjoyed a genuine taste of the entertainment industry when the state incentives were put into place. It was an honor to be one of the only locals working in the production office for “Gran Torino,” where I earned invaluable experience with the cream of the crop.
Shortly after, those incentives were cut, so I moved to New York City. Although I wouldn’t trade my time there for anything in the world, eventually I felt the Motor City calling me home. When I returned, the freedom of owning a car again inspired me to produce a documentary called Dream Cruisin’, about an annual event that unites car lovers across the globe. In doing so, I created this company with the mission of generating more creative production work in Michigan.
If there’s one thing we’ve got in the Motor City, it’s drive. Cruise with me, as I attempt to bring “hollyhood” back to life.