Zombie Feature Film Approved!
The Michigan Film Office announced today that the independent feature film Detention of the Dead has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The film follows a group of high school students trapped in detention with classmates who have turned into a hoard of zombies.
Michigan-based Michael Manasseri is a producer on the project, along with Brooke P. Anderson (Gala Films) and director/executive producer Alex Craig Mann. The project is shooting in Oakland County.
“This project is a local, Michigan production that is a great representation of the film talent we have here in the state,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “In addition to hiring Michigan workers, the project has forged a training partnership with Oakland University’s Cinema Studies program, as well as Pontiac High School, to enable students to acquire on-the-job experience in all aspects of feature film production. These types of innovative partnerships are critical in helping to grow our state’s crew and talent base.”
Detention of the Dead was awarded an incentive of $139,118 and is expected to hire 82 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 3 jobs. It is the second film Manasseri has brought to Michigan. Last year the Rochester Hills resident produced and directed Sucker, a comic book, Sci Fi adventure produced by Big Screen Michigan that shot in Pontiac.
This is the ninth project approved under the new policy and guidelines issued by the Michigan Film Office. In 2011, 11 projects have been approved with $15,991,537 in incentives being awarded on $38,528,849 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 1,203 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 259 jobs.
For more information visit: www.michiganfilmoffice.org
For details on how to apply as an extra for this film visit: “DOTD” Extras Casting