Hometown Heroes Hometown Heroes


presented by Seed&Spark and The Duplass Brothers

Why you should make a movie in Michigan

  1. Highly Talented Workforce – Michigan’s crew base is deep and extends to all the far reaches of the state. We are rich with talented independent filmmakers and industry veterans alike. Michigan’s colleges and universities act as incubators and are training the next generation of filmmakers with state of the art programs.
  2. Diverse Locations – Michigan boasts more freshwater coastline than any place in the world, thanks to the Great Lakes. This extensive coastline is dotted with lighthouses, ports of call, fishing towns, beaches, and other-worldly geological formations such as the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation with notable crops of apples, cherries, corn and sugar beets. Throughout Michigan one can find charming Midwestern towns which either served our now defunct timber industry or act as urban centers for our vast farming communities. Michigan is also home to many cities that are rich with cultural heritage. Detroit, being our largest city is experiencing a rebirth with economic development and investment at an all-time high. With such diverse locations, it’s no wonder that Michigan is such a desirable location for film production.
  3. Innovative, Entrepreneurial Communities – Michigan is ranked among the top states for high-tech job growth. Thriving venture capital and entrepreneurial communities offer a winning combination of resources and ingenuity for the film industry.
Join the Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally to make your Michigan feature film a reality! Not only will you showcase the diverse stories and resources of Michigan, you'll be eligible for up to $25,000 and a chance for the Duplass Brothers to executive produce your project.
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