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      Filmmaker seeks funds by cycling around the state

      A S outh African filmmaker is cycling the perimeter of Michigan to help raise money to produce a paranormal movie.


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      African filmmaker is cycling the perimeter of Michigan to help raise money to produce a paranormal movie.


      Wednesday,

      he stopped in
      Mackinaw City, which is the half way marker for his 1,300 mile trip.


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      his was just one of many stops he has made in northern
      Michigan on his 45 day trip around the mitt.


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      I love the idea that Michigan is very diverse as far as the amount of locations one has and it's very accommodating for filmmakers

      ," Davy said.


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      avy is scouting locations and looking for investors in each community he stops in.


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      he reason he chose to do it by bike is to show that he is committed to his film and will do anything to produce it.


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      You have to prove and show your work to show that you mean what you say and that you're serious about the film

      ," Davy said.


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      avy says the communities have welcomed him with open arms.


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      e is only months away from production on his feature length paranormal movie.


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      ut he is still seeking thousands of dollars to fund his project that will be filmed here in
      Michigan.


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      owever

      , he faces an uphill battle as he tries to fight larger production studios for public funding.


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      Even the big studio makers are getting on the crowd



      funding bandwagon and making it very difficult for guys like me to raise money for the small independent

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      icro budget films

      ," Davy said.


      Davy started his trip in Canton on September 14th and will finish his ride in the Detroit area.

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