Feature Film Nears Completion

November 15, 2017

LIVONIA, Mich. – As part of their senior capstone project, Madonna broadcast and cinema arts students are currently in post-production on a full-length, feature film titled, People Like Me.

The class, which lasts an entire year, provides students as realistic a Hollywood experience as possible. They serve in any number of roles, from writer, producer, or director, to videographer, sound technician and publicist. Students worked with volunteer actors for a span of three weeks in August to shoot the film, done on location in communities near the University. That last student job went to St. Clair resident Levi Peters, who wrote several pieces of music for the film.

The film revolves around a 16-year-old girl named Lydia, who checks herself into a facility for treatment for bulimia. There, she befriends other young people who have adventures as they try to hold an impromptu prom for Lydia, who has missed hers in order to get better.

Despite working long hours many of the students said the project solidified their desires to work in the film industry after graduating.

They are working diligently to complete the film for a December premiere at an area theatre, then they’ll show it on campus in January.

Several teaser trailers have been released on the film's YouTube page. This is the fourth, feature film produced by Madonna students.

Here is the full Observer & Eccentric story.