Heart of Detroit: Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium

Heart of Detroit: Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium


MEDIA.
>>Jason: HE’S A FORMER DETROIT>>Jason: HE’S A FORMER DETROIT
COP WHO NEVER GAVE UP CHASING COP WHO NEVER GAVE UP CHASING
HIS PASSION. HIS PASSION.
>>Sandra: AND IT ENDED UP>>Sandra: AND IT ENDED UP
PAYING OFF IN A BIG WAY. PAYING OFF IN A BIG WAY.
MITCH ALBOM INTRODUCES US TO MITCH ALBOM INTRODUCES US TO
SCOTT GILLESPIE IN THIS WEEK’S SCOTT GILLESPIE IN THIS WEEK’S
“THE HEART OF DETROIT.” “THE HEART OF DETROIT.”
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>>QUIET ONSET, ACTION!>>QUIET ONSET, ACTION!
>>Mitch: PRODUCTION IS UNDER>>Mitch: PRODUCTION IS UNDER
WAY AT THE DOWNRIVER STUDENT WAY AT THE DOWNRIVER STUDENT
FILM CONSORTIUM WHERE THEY’RE FILM CONSORTIUM WHERE THEY’RE
LEARNING THE ART OF FILM MAKING. LEARNING THE ART OF FILM MAKING.
RETIRED DETECTIVE SCOTT RETIRED DETECTIVE SCOTT
GILLESPIE FOUNDED THE GROUP. GILLESPIE FOUNDED THE GROUP.
>>YOU HAVE A CHILDHOOD DREAM,>>YOU HAVE A CHILDHOOD DREAM,
AND MINE WAS TO BE A FILMMAKER. AND MINE WAS TO BE A FILMMAKER.
AND AROUND 2009, I DID A LITTLE AND AROUND 2009, I DID A LITTLE
INDEPENDENT FILM AND IT TOOK OFF INDEPENDENT FILM AND IT TOOK OFF
AND STARTED MY FILM CAREER. AND STARTED MY FILM CAREER.
>>Mitch: WITH SOME 30 FILMS>>Mitch: WITH SOME 30 FILMS
UNDER HIS BELT, HE IS EDUCATING UNDER HIS BELT, HE IS EDUCATING
THE NEXT GENERATION. THE NEXT GENERATION.
>>MOST OF OUR KIDS ARE AT RISK>>MOST OF OUR KIDS ARE AT RISK
AND SOME HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE. AND SOME HAVE BEEN IN TROUBLE.
I HAVE HONOR STUDENTS, AN I HAVE HONOR STUDENTS, AN
ECLECTIC MIX. ECLECTIC MIX.
I LIKE ANGRY KIDS WHO MADE BAD I LIKE ANGRY KIDS WHO MADE BAD
DECISIONS, THEY’RE ALL EDGY AND DECISIONS, THEY’RE ALL EDGY AND
ARE CRITICAL THINKERS. ARE CRITICAL THINKERS.
>>Mitch: THEY MEET DOWN IN>>Mitch: THEY MEET DOWN IN
WYANDOTTE AND THEY WORK WITH WYANDOTTE AND THEY WORK WITH
VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS ON SCRIPT VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS ON SCRIPT
WRITING, CINEMATOGRAPHY, WRITING, CINEMATOGRAPHY,
DIRECTING, ALL TAUGHT BY DIRECTING, ALL TAUGHT BY
PROFESSIONALS. PROFESSIONALS.
AT THE END OF THE SEASON, THEY AT THE END OF THE SEASON, THEY
SHOW THAT YOU ARE PROJECTS AT A SHOW THAT YOU ARE PROJECTS AT A
PREMIER AND SEVERAL OF THE PREMIER AND SEVERAL OF THE
PROJECTS HAVE GONE ON TO WIN PROJECTS HAVE GONE ON TO WIN
AWARDS AT FILM FESTIVALS AROUND AWARDS AT FILM FESTIVALS AROUND
THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY.
>>IT’S MORE THAN JUST MAKING>>IT’S MORE THAN JUST MAKING
FILMS. FILMS.
>>IT TEACHES THEM HOW TO WORK>>IT TEACHES THEM HOW TO WORK
TOGETHER, CREATE, COLLABORATE? TOGETHER, CREATE, COLLABORATE?
>>YES.>>YES.
>>Mitch: A FORMER DETROIT>>Mitch: A FORMER DETROIT
DETECTIVE AT THE TOP MAY KEEP DETECTIVE AT THE TOP MAY KEEP
THINGS IN LINE. THINGS IN LINE.
>>I’M THE MEAN GUY, BUT I STILL>>I’M THE MEAN GUY, BUT I STILL
LOVE THEM. LOVE THEM.
>>Mitch: WHAT A MENTOR, TURNING>>Mitch: WHAT A MENTOR, TURNING
A CHILDHOOD DREAM INTO A A CHILDHOOD DREAM INTO A
HOLLYWOOD DREAM HERE IN “THE HOLLYWOOD DREAM HERE IN “THE
HEART OF DETROIT.” HEART OF DETROIT.”
>>Jason: THERE’S SO MUCH ABOUT>>Jason: THERE’S SO MUCH ABOUT
ACTING, DRAMA, FILM MAKING, THAT ACTING, DRAMA, FILM MAKING, THAT
OPENS THINGS UP.

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