Detroit-based CollabFeature Announces May 25th Premiere of Unique Global Film

25 filmmakers. 5 continents. 1 story. The Huffington Post calls CollabFeature's THE OWNER “...a cinematic quilt…crossing language barriers and evaporating territorial ones.”
Spread the Word
Listed Under

Independent Film
International Collaboration
Collaborative Film Project

• Motion Picture

Detroit - Michigan - US


May 15, 2012 - PRLog -- (DETROIT, MI) - CollabFeature announces the theatrical premiere of its first-of-a-kind global collaborative film, ‘The Owner.’  On Friday, May 25th, the feature will premiere in over 18 cities around the world, including Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Dubai, Berlin, Mumbai and right here in Detroit.  

“The Owner” was written, produced and directed via an unprecedented collaboration between 25 filmmakers from 13 countries - including South Africa, China, Lebanon, the U.S. and several South American and European countries.  This month, the filmmakers will premiere the film in their own neighborhoods on the same night.  The Detroit screening will take place at Emagine Theater in Novi at 7:00pm.  Tickets are now on sale.

The film follows an ordinary backpack on an extraordinary journey around the world.  The bag is passed from character to character, country to country, on its way back to its owner—a man whose identity is the central mystery of the film.  

“We are very excited to show this film to the world,” said Marty Shea, co-founder of CollabFeature and one of the film’s 25 directors.  “It brings together a variety of cultures, languages, and film styles into a singular narrative plot.”  The script was written entirely via an Internet collaboration - most of the filmmakers have never met in person.  

Shea and project co-creator Ian Bonner, are both Detroit-area natives and residents as well as Michigan State University graduates.  They started CollabFeature after several years of partnering on some successful short films and working on dozens of local productions.  

CollabFeature and “The Owner” have already received a lot of attention from international press, including CNN, the Hindustan Times and the Huffington Post, as well as a growing online fanbase.  It is set to break the Guiness™ World Record for the most number of directors.  Australia sales agent ScreenLaunch has signed on to represent the film and has taken it to the Cannes Market.

You can watch the trailer and find out more information, including press coverage and a full list of filmmakers, countries and screening locations at:

Co-director Marty Shea is available for interviews in the Detroit area.

Press Contact: Tom Kingsley 914-216-1124
Local Contact: Marty Shea 312-307-6413
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Film, Movie, Independent Film, International Collaboration, Collaborative Film Project
Industry:Motion Picture
Location:Detroit - Michigan - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Most Viewed
Top Daily News
PTC News

May 15, 2012 News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share