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Hip Hop is Bigger Than The Occupation Film Screening @AJs Sunday

July 2nd 2011

This Sunday from 4-7pm, AJ’s Music Café (240 W. 9 Mile) will host a special film screening of “Hip Hop is Bigger Than The Occupation”, a documentary from Existence Is Resistance, along with music spun by 5E Gallery’s own DJ La Jedi, and hosted by locally beloved female emcee Invincible.

Pete’s Place & Christine’s Cuisine to be Featured…

May 10th 2011

Pete’s Place and Christine’s Cuisine are just two of the many Ferndale restaurants that will be featured on a new television program called Dining in the D.

On May 11 at 7:30 pm WTVS/Detroit Public Television/Channel 56 will air the show’s second episode, which includes an intimate look at…

Beyond Ferndale: Mitten Movie Project

April 22nd 2011

Mitten Movie Project is a host of a celebration for independently made trailers, animations, shorts, and videos- the vast majority being based in the metro Detroit area. Perhaps my favorite thing to see, other than my stunning performance as goofy-real estate agent in “The Mystery Word”, was spotting a glimpse of Ferndale’s DIY festival used as the back drop for the cleverly named “Ménage-Detroit.”

After 20 Years in Prison, Ex Con Sees Filming as a New Start

March 30th 2011

When Dez Mansell was released from prison on parole in 2008, the bright optimism of freedom was overshadowed by the fear and insecurity of figuring out how to make an honest living.

“I’ve been a liar, cheater and a thief since I was 12,” Mansell said. “I have made a very stark transformation. But still, it’s hard for people, especially employers, to trust me.”

Purple Glove Video Shows Ferndale Getting Ready for Relay

March 27th 2011

As the weekend of June 11-12, 2011 approaches, Ferndale gears up for the 24 hour walk to raise money to fight cancer known as Relay for Life. Teams from all over the City will walk the track at Ferndale High School, with pledges going for The American Cancer Society. The event is known for it’s fun themes, performances and antics, which have started early this year thanks to the community-focused “Purple Glove” video.

Less Talk and More Action for Michigan Film Industry

March 22nd 2011

‘…These projects aren’t going to fall into our laps. Someone has to start them. And pour their heart and soul and their own money into making them happen. Those are the companies that are going to be successful, the ones who make movies because they love it. People think the film industry is fun and glamorous, but it’s a lot of work. There are 16 hour days of shooting, the hard time of going out to find work, the hours of networking to find the right people or to find investors. We can’t just build part of an industry and wait for Hollywood to come.”

Commercial Shot at AJs. Period.

March 13th 2011

O’Neil says he doesn’t know when the commercial will be finished or when it might air, but if he finds out The Ferndale 115 News will be one of the first to know. Those who want more updates on AJs Café can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AJsCafeFerndale?ref=ts. Or check out their website at http://ajsmusiccafe.com/.

Filming in Ferndale

February 3rd 2011

Last November the Ferndale Film Festival attracted thousands of visitors to Downtown Ferndale to view 36 independent films at multiple venues along Woodward Ave. and 9 Mile Road. In addition to attracting customers into the restaurants, bars, and stores, The Ferndale Film Festival raised $3,000 for neighborhood charities.

2011 State of the County Address

February 2nd 2011

2011 State of the County Address

(L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive)

This is the speech given by L. Brooks Patterson on Feb. 1, 2011.

Film Festival rolls out Red Carpet – Nov. 4-7

November 1st 2010

The Ferndale Film Festival is rolling out the red carpet for filmmakers in its second year, celebrating independent film with screenings of a catalog of films including features, shorts, and documentaries from Australia, England, Germany, Canada, and the United States at diverse locations all over Ferndale. Thursday, November 4th marks opening night at the Magic Bag Theatre and the awards ceremony and final screening rounds up the weekend on Sunday November 7th.