'The Middle Distance' films in region
A film shot in three communities in the region is getting some help from the state.
The Michigan Film Office said last month "The Middle Distance" has been awarded $39,000 on $145,000 of projected in-state expenditures.
The film was slated to shoot in New Buffalo, Three Oaks and Grand Beach.
It will feature local diners and landscapes.
"The Middle Distance" director Patrick Underwood said the community support for the film "has been overwhelming."
In the movie, Neil Mercer travels back home to the Midwest for the first time in years to help sell his estranged parents' cottage.
He later finds himself marooned with his brother's fiancée.