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MADE IN MICHIGAN DOCUMENTARY “20 YEARS OF MADNESS” PREMIERES TRAILER
DIY Documentary Tells The Story Of The Eccentric Creators Behind A Bizarre Mid-90s Metro Detroit Public Access TV Show As They Reunite After 20 Years To Make A New Episode In An Effort To Reconcile Their Teenage Dreams With The Reality Of Adulthood
LOS ANGELES – 20 YEARS OF MADNESS follows Jerry White Jr., creator of the Metro Detroit 90s cult Public Access TV Show 30 MINUTES OF MADNESS, as he returns to his hometown of Rochester, Michigan to make a new episode for the show’s twenty-year anniversary. The show included a ragtag cast of outsiders who routinely played offbeat and crazy characters. What they couldn’t have predicted was that the wild and unhinged lifestyle they embraced on the show would eventually become a reality for many of them later in life.
Jerry, now 36, a graduate of Oakland University and a recent MFA grad of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, never stopped believing in the show and the potential of its collaborators. As we follow him back to Michigan, the film explores the bond between childhood friends, now struggling in adulthood, after life has failed to provide many of them with the opportunities for which they had hoped. As Jerry gathers everyone together, he is forced to confront years of resentment, rebuild burnt bridges, and balance challenging personalities in the hope of reviving a once thriving creative community. 20 YEARS OF MADNESS explores the importance of friendship in artistic collaboration and how it can be used to overcome and transcend the labels and expectations placed on us by society. And while film’s subjects lives have not turned out the way they envisioned in their youth, they learn it’s never too late to be what you might have been.
The film is directed by California native Jeremy Royce and mentored by Acadamey Award Winning documentarian Mark Jonathan Harris. For more information about 20 YEARS OF MADNESS and to view the trailer, visit: www.20yearsofmadness.com. For downloadable press materials visit www.20yearsofmadness.com/press.