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Film Block 2C: Feature Buffalo

  • Wealthy Street Theatre 1130 Wealthy Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 United States (map)
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Roger is a lonely cab driver diagnosed with a terminally ill disease. He is shaken by the sudden death of his ex-wife, and steals a cab from his job to set out to find the son he hasn't seen in more than thirty years.

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Director Biography: 

Michael McCallum is an award winning director/writer/actor/producer/editor who was born in Lansing, MI where he currently resides. He started acting in 1997 and started his film company, Rebel Pictures, in 1999. His first three feature films, Fairview St., Handlebar, Lucky, all screened at Celebration Cinema in Lansing, MI for week long runs to sell out crowds. All three films have played nationally and internationally garnering many awards.

Since 2008 he has released a string of 11 award-winning short films. McCallum was honored to receive the "Michigan Independent Filmmaker Of the Year Award 2012" by the Uptown Film Festival in Detroit. In 2015, McCallum and his Rebel Pictures team finished their fourth feature film, Buffalo! He was excited to work, again, with his talented Father, William C. McCallum, who plays the lead role in Buffalo. They also wrote the film together. It has won 21 awards and received 32 nominations in it's first 33 film festivals. It has also played in Italy, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Singapore, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Grand Rapids, The Caribbean, Lithuania, Greece, Amsterdam, Russia, Hong Kong, Portugal, Indonesia, Italy and Australia!

With the 16 films that Rebel Pictures has made they have won 92 major awards, been nominated for 156 other major awards and been accepted into 159 film festivals internationally!

In 2013 and 2014, he was invited to direct a short film for the Production Workshop for the Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF). Both films were finished by McCallum and one of his editors and have won awards nationally. He currently serves on GRFF's advisory board and leads the committee which produced the 36-Hour Challenge.

In addition to film, Michael is also an accomplished theater performer. He took on the iconic role of "Stanley Kowalski" in Lansing Community College's production of A Streetcar Named Desire! His films, trailers and writing can be seen and purchased at: