As I’m sure you know the movie industry in Michigan has been going gangbusters for awhile with the tax incentives. Display Group has played a large part in being a Detroit Prop House (a movie prop supplier) for these movies. We thought it would be great to go through the recent movies and t.v. shows we’ve supplied props to. I don’t know about you but I’m always excited to see Michigan and Detroit as back-drops to the movies so I’ll be watching all of these!
Follow six teens who wanna be pop stars even if it means dressing up like fruit and rocking out in a local café. The series begins as five freshman teens attend an arts academy boarding school where they assume they’d learn to become pop stars, but unfortunately not. The stuffy academy only teaches the classics: ballet, instrumental music, and Shakespeare. After a contemporary singing battle in the student lounge, the five teens are given one week of punishment to work at a local café, for free! The Wannabes Movie
What we supplied: Diner boothes, sweet shop props, concert staging/lighting, Mirror balls, linens, market carts, warterfall trees for exterior shots, Drapery for stage, Spandex Walls, Aluminum Divider Walls, and Stone Walls.
Street Kings Motor City
“In addition to Golden Globe-nominated Liotta (Goodfellas), the film stars Shawn Hatosy (Alpha Dog). The sequel to Street Kings, which starred Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker, follows police corruption on the streets of Detroit as an undercover narcotics detective (Liotta) teams up with a hothead detective (Hatosy) to uncover the truth behind a string of cop murders.” Street Kings Motor City Movie
What we supplied: Asian statues, lounge furniture, an exam table, and USA/Michigan flags.
“Ten years after the murders, Sydney has become a successful writer publishing her first book,”Out of the Darkness” based on her story. With Gail’s help, the book becomes a huge success. When Sydney’s book tour goes through Woodsboro, she asks Gail and Dewey to join her. There she connects with her aunt and cousin (Jill). Only the homecoming turns out to be deadly as ghostface returns to start a new trilogy. Who will survive?” Scream 4 Movie
What we supplied: Cut up Mannequins, Corpses, Body Parts, Ghoul Statues, Body Forms
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas (working title)
“Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold’s doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold’s father-in-law’s beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree…” A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
What we supplied: Holiday Décor; Candy Canes, Snowflakes, Large Presents, Director Chairs, Christmas Tree, Wagon, Stanchions Roping, Glass Showcases,Lighting, Lounge Furniture, Gold Statues, a Green Fountain, ornaments.
Home Run Showdown
“Two little league teams take on their coaches sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected it: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby.” Home Run Showdown Movie
What we supplied: Lockers, Locker room benchs, Lounge Furniture, Coolers, Chalkboards, Red White Blue Banners, signage, an Italian bar scene.
“A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies. Those dangerous visions explode in reality with deadly consequences when his intoxicating new relationship with a beautiful young woman goes sour.” Crave Movie
What we supplied: Stage Riser, White Poly Cyc Drape
“A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Hugh Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.” Real Steel Movie
What we supplied: Western Bar Décor, Grass Matting, Linens, Tables, Industrial Merchandisers, Road Cases, Chrome sign holders.
“Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker’s situation couldn’t be much tougher. The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when his already run-down house catches fire. Looking to take on a second job, Ray decides to exploit his best asset in a last-ditch attempt to change his fortunes.” Hung t.v. show
What we supplied: Lounge Tables and Stools, furniture.
“Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent.” The Double Movie
What we supplied: Low Aluminum Cocktail Tables, Stanchion and Roping.
“Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.” Vamps Movie
What we supplied: Dragon Vampire, Gravely Butler, Moan Eek Waitress, Mad Scientist, Rats, Gargoyles, Bats, Skull Lamps, Stage Riser, Mohaghony Bar, Stools, Stanchions, Red Ropes.
Vanishing On 7th Street
When a massive power outage decimates the population, a small handful of people band together inside a deserted tavern in a desperate struggle to survive. Vanishing on 7th Street, an apocalyptic thriller from director Brad Anderson (Session 9, Transsiberian, The Machinist) wrestles with the nature of existence itself in a terrifying vision of the end of the world. Vanishing on 7th Street Movie
What we supplied: Street Signs, Wood Benchs, USA and Michigan Flags, Bomb Shelter Sign, Snowflakes, Candy Canes.
“Fictional documentarians follow and film Detroit homicide police.” Detroit 1-8-7 t.v. show
What we supplied: Burgundy Drape, Stage Valance, Leopard Drape Walls.
That’s quite a list of movies as you can see. We’ve worked well with the Michigan film industry and look forward to doing much more as a Detroit Prop House.