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Films Made in Michigan

Below is a list of select films made in Michigan in 2011. The Michigan Film Board reported on 46 productions took place in Michigan from 2010-2012.

Oz Great and Powerful 

A small-time magician with questionable ethics arrives in a magical land and must choose between becoming a good man or a great one.


Sparkle

Set in the 1960s, three sisters form girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.


Spy Kids All the Time in the World 4D

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world. The post-production work for Spy Kids 4D was done in Birmingham, Michigan in the Spring of 2011. 

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World,” starred Antonio Banderas and Jessica Alba.


Margarine Wars

60’s Psychedelic Counterculture clash during the “Summer of Love,” when an aspiring hippie Afro-Jew from New York dupes the son of a Swedish dairy farmer into smuggling illegal margarine into butter rich Wisconsin.


Dogman

Hanklin Purvis enjoys the outdoors, and he loves to hunt. He and his wife, Dorothy, live on a farm in the rural midwest. For some reason, during the season before autumn, things start to happen.

The movie is based on ‘The Legend’ by Steve Cook for an April Fool’s day joke, which was made up of different sightings of ‘dogman’ – there is such a thing as ‘the Michigan Dogman’, which was first reported all the way back in 1887.


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Turnip Rock – Movie Set

Our favorite kayak paddling spot near Port Austin was the set of a 2014 movie. Jinn is a action-horror-thriller film. Turnip Rock  can bee seen in the trailer. 2014 was when the lakes hit an historic low water level. Thus the caves at Pointe Aux Barques could be used in the film. 

Jinn was was shot in many Michigan locations, including Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Novi, Monroe, Commerce Township, Warren, Highland Park, and Port Austin. The trailer offers a neat perspective of the famous rock formation. 

Featured Photo: Ricardo Diaz via Flickr

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