Keepers LLC will present an interesting and fun workshop about what is involved in making an independent motion picture in Michigan. The session will be lead by Sharma Krauskopf, a Parma resident, who until she became the screenwriter and executive of a feature length movie entitled "Keepers", was a successful author with 25 books in print plus writing for two monthly magazines. Currently she administers the "Keepers" motion picture full time. She will be assisted by some of the producers of the film.
"Keepers" is a feature length character drivern drama about a lighthouse keeper who falls very quickly from being a local hero who saves mariners' lives to a victim whose way of life and job is taken away when a computer begins remote control of the lighthouse's beacon. This dramatic film takes place in the 1980s but the termination of professions by the ability of the computer continues today.
Examples from the "Keepers" experience will be used to explain independent film making in Michigan which is very different from the Hollywood style. The focus of this session will be the pre-development and development of the film. Topics include:
Screenplay writing, Location scouting, Evaluation of budget considerations, Casting, Community support, Fund raising.
Other dates and locations for the workshop: August 21 Parma Branch 5-7:00 pm and August 22, Eastern Branch 5:30-7:30 pm