Brighton, Michigan St. John Health System Brighton Hospital and the producers of the movie, the Radish Creative Group, Inc.’s feature film, Annabelle & Bear, is pleased to announce a Charity Preview screening gala on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at 8:00pm, at Detroit’s Music Hall Center for Performing Arts, benefiting Brighton Hospital’s Children’s Program.
Annabelle & Bear is the product of a 100% Michigan cast, crew and soundtrack. The event is well on its way to selling out (the first sneak preview sold out within weeks!). The highly anticipated film has captured the attention of a struggling state since it was first announced back in July. Why? The story behind the making of the film is as inspiring as the tender drama itself. Director Amy Weber envisioned a ‘home grown’ product to showcase the local film community and to spotlight the talent in Michigan specifically during a time when the state was facing struggling economic times. “There is so much talent here in Michigan, that it just made sense to keep all of the production here. I am very proud of the fact that this film was made completely in Michigan, by Michigan talent. What a testament to what Michigan has to offer and what an opportunity we have to showcase what we can do together”, declares Weber.
Weber announced at the start of the project that she would offer Michiganders an opportunity to be a part of the film making experience. Her call was answered, with over 4,000 people responding to the casting and crewing opportunities.