A team of Michigan filmmakers are strutting their stuff down the streets of Park City, Utah today, and with good reason. Tom McPhee, Scott Lynch, Olivia Olsen and Michael Frelick all premiered their latest film, An American Opera, last night at the Park City Film Music Festival, which runs in conjunction with Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival.
An American Opera is touted as an operatic vision of the Pets, Vets, Owners, Rescuers and Adopters of animals following the devastation, chaos and forced separation/evacuation of pet owners from greater New Orleans without their pets as seen through the eyes of those who took action in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. You can view the trailer on the film’s website or check out more information on the Myspace Page.
The film was chosen to compete in the “Best Use of Music in a Documentary Filmâ€ competition and had its world premier last night, with great results. The team reports that since the screening, it has already recieved invitations to two other national film festivals, including the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Delray Beach Film Festival. Winners will be announced later in the week, and the team is anxiously awaiting the results.
McPhee, Olsen, and Frelick all hail from the Metro Detroit area, and Lynch is from the Lansing area. Stay tuned to Absolute Michigan for more exclusive updates!