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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.


D

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.


"

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.


D

avy says the communities have welcomed him with open arms.


H

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.


H

owever

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


"

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

m

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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