Merchants Surrounding Movie Theater Support Indie Producer

Over one dozen retail merchants offer up raffle items and coupons to theater patrons who will attend indie premiere.
By: Annaliese Pictures, LLC
FARMINGTON, Mich. - Jan. 22, 2018 - PRLog -- Fourteen retail merchants surrounding The Farmington Civic Theater (FCT), in Farmington, Michigan, normally competitors, have gifted a number of valuable raffle items and discount coupons to local producers to assist them in attracting an audience to the premiere of their recent movie. The premiere of "ANNALIESE! ANNALIESE! The Backstory Webisodes," a quirky romantic-comedy, is scheduled to screen at the Farmington Civic Theater January 28 at 2:30 PM, after which hundreds of dollars in raffle items and coupons will be distributed to the audience in attendance.

The generous retail merchants include nine eateries within walking distance of the theater: John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub and the Cool Henry Restaurant, Pages Food & Spirits, the Basement Burger Bar, Sunflour Bakehaus, Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders, Collage Inn Gourmet Pizza, Dagwood's Deli & Catering, Starbucks, and Tubby's Steak 'n Cheese Sub shop. Also, on the giveaway list is a free haircut from the Korner Barbers, gift cards for the Legato Salon and Spa, coupons for Edible Arrangements, certificates for free oil changes at Darrell's Firestone store, and a basket of goodies from Merle Norman.

The movie was written and produced by local, veteran film producers Stan & Pam Williams of Novi, Michigan. Stan made a name for himself in the S.E. Michigan film industry over three decades by writing, producing and directing hundreds of sponsored documentaries, mostly for the automobile industry. After finishing his PhD at Wayne State in Narrative Theory, he wrote a book that was picked up literally overnight by Hollywood movie publisher, Michael Wiese Productions. "The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success," was released in 2006 and launched Stan's part-time career as a script and story consultant (some for Will Smith) on major films that have grossed over a billion dollars at the box office.

Not to be outdone by their supporters for the ANNALIESE premiere, the Williams' are offering up items from their own distribution business including signed copies of Stan's Moral Premise book, including a version that was translated into Mandurian Chinese and is being distributed there. They are also raffling off a couple copies of Sonny Elliot's last book "SONNY SEZ!: Legends, Yarns, & Downright Truths," which Stan edited with Sonny just before Sonny passed away. And they'll raffle off a few ANNALIESE! embroidered Crew Caps.

  The premiere marks the launch of  Kickstarter campaign to fund a full-length movie about the same characters introduced in The Webisodes, which are about a beautiful millennial woman who, in an attempt to avoid the sexual harassment of men, recruits the gay guy next door to help her be a nun, even though she's not religious.

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