Our thoughts and prayers are not with you at this time. A message from your leader broadcast over the Emergency Alert System, to do with as you interpret, should you choose to accept it.
Director Biography - Mike Madigan, Mandy Looney
Mandy Looney - A graduate from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Media in Michigan, Mandy's ability to visualize concepts, understand and create an approach into a new film project from script to screen brings along a unique, individual and often very humorous vision.
She brings amazing talent both in front of and behind the scenes, most recently as Director of the short films "CatZilla!" (2016) and "Driveshaft" (2017) both seeing success on the film festival circuit.
Through her video production work with the Michigan Humane Society, Mandy has brought animal welfare concerns to the forefront of her everyday life. Mandy is also an avid equestrian, and her greatest joys are her family and two daughters.
Mike Madigan - Mike began his film career as director of the short film "Caught" (2006) filmed in Chicago, which screened at 11 film festivals in the US and fostered his ongoing interest in the digital short film format. 2007 saw continued success with dramatic shorts "The Candle", "Demeter" and the smash follow-up hit "Demeter: Surrender", with the film's trailer receiving 700,000+ Youtube hits to date.
In 2008 his experimental foreign-language film "Cadence" was accepted to 13 film festivals, including the Staten Island Film Festival (New York) and the Trenton Film Festival (New Jersey). In 2009, Mike was co-director of the zombie comedy "Dealbreaker" that saw film festival success from LA to Coney Island, NY.
In 2010, the romantic comedy "4 Pictures" was released, a highly stylized short that received acclaims including "Best Comedy" and "Best Director" through its tour of over 30 film festivals throughout 2010 and 2011, such as the Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii and local Michigan favorites like the Ferndale Film Festival. In 2011 and 2012, the collaborative sci-fi films "Collusion" (Best Sound Design) and "Resistant" (Best Writing, Best Directing) with Team 10 Mile saw successful wins at the Project Twenty1 Film Festival in Philadelphia.
Next up, Five Clover Films partnered again with TriOmega Productions on a gripping series of four found footage horror short films based on Michigan zip codes - "48169" (2013), "48413" (2014) and "48207" (2014), followed up by "Haunt Hunters - Stagecoach Stop" (2015).
Mike was the Detroit Producer of the internationally-known 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) for nine consecutive seasons, bringing filmmakers together in the city of Detroit. Mike's additional experience includes collaboration with "The D-Town Screenwriters Group", and one of the founding business partners of M-1 Studios in Ferndale, Michigan, creating business and organization video content.
As filmmakers residing in the Detroit, Michigan area, we appreciate your consideration of our micro short film "Emergency Alert" (filmed entire on the Fisher Price PXL-2000 camera) for film festival inclusion in 2018.