(TSWT DETROIT) – Local filmmakers sound Hollywood in Detroit and they find success with independent productions.
Chedda Boys is the latest project directed by Kwende Ried.
READ MORE: Michigan GOP lawmaker proposes bill with 10-year prison term for abortion providers
It’s the story of a young man struggling with the challenges of downtown while struggling to make better decisions.
One of the many stories Ried tells needs more amplified voices.
“Now that I’m able to tell a story to try to talk some young people out of doing negative things,” Ried said.
“I want them to look more at their choices and their decisions.”
TSWT filmmaker takes his production company to new heights by gathering a large audience via streaming platforms.
Belair Luxury Cinema general manager Johny Thomas said the rise of Detroit-based indie projects is giving local talent the chance to hit the big screen.
READ MORE: Nearly 200 “very affordable” apartments will be developed in Detroit
“We make a lot of great movies and as far as I know they end up on Amazon Prime or Tubi and so if you don’t catch them at the premiere you can help support these local Detroit filmmakers online and watch them from home you.” Thomas said.
Ried’s film One More Flip released last year has over a million streams.
“I like TSWT route. I control my own destiny and collect my own data and where I can know my target market, who I can sell to and grow,” Ried said.
Ried says the Michigan Film Industry Association’s efforts to bring film tax credits back to the state will help independent creatives produce quality content.
“Hopefully they’ll come back to where they can help us out a bit, where we can make better movies because the bigger the budget, the more quality stuff you can do,” Ried said.
Chedda Boys will be presented Friday at the Belair Luxury Cinema.
NO MORE NEWS: Police arrest Michigan woman accused of delivering drugs in fatal overdose
© 2022 TSWT Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.