Rockford filmmaker wins award for production

Gordon-Pic-head_shot_vestWKTV and the West Michigan Film and Video Alliance (WMFVA) have awarded an original film by Rockford Filmmaker, Michael Gordon, a 2013 Eclipse Award for Production Excellence.

Gordon’s original screen play, Womanizer, was shot in and around Rockford, Michigan, at locations Reds on the River, a local Rockford family home, and the Holiday Inn Express Downtown, Grand Rapids, last October. The film features lead Sherryl Despres of Rockford, and includes as extras Rockford’s Nancy Hart, Gordon’s daughter Jennifer Foley and son, Matthew, so it is definitly a Rockford family affair. The story examines the impact of a man meeting a woman, a choice, and the consequences at home.

Gordon submitted the film for the Eclipse Award last month just before it’s big screen premiere at Celebration! North on March 28, as lead in for the Big Idea Picture feature film release of Finding Home, in which Gordon enjoyed a lead role.

Longtime resident of Rockford, Michael Gordon said the awarding of an Eclipse Award from WKTV and WMFVA for his first film effort is the culmination of a dream come true. ‘The goal was to bring to video the first screenplay I’d ever written, and to make the film with my kids…this award just amplifies the impact for my children, and hopefully, theirs. I am very blessed.’

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