Michigan: An American Portrait

A Duncan Group production in association with Crouse Entertainment Group.

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Michigan: An American Portrait is one of the most ambitious television projects ever produced on the state of Michigan for national distribution. This is a multi-platform project designed to explore and celebrate the traditions, history, and culture of Michigan.

The sixty-minute documentary is visually stunning and captures the breadth and scope of this geographically diverse state. For three years, crews filmed at over 80 locations throughout the state from dramatic footage from atop the southern span of the Mackinac Bridge to drone footage in multiple locations including fall colors near Copper Harbor. They have endured sub-zero near blizzard conditions at Bond Falls to “million dollar” sunsets over Little Traverse Bay and other locals along Lake Superior, Michigan and Huron; and the renaissance taking place in Detroit.

The film captures many important elements of Michigan’s history including, but not limited to: roots deep in the Native American experience to world renowned innovations in automation, farming, technology, manufacturing, and the arts.

Key participants in the project include Crooked Tree Arts Center Petoskey/Traverse City, WGVU Public Media/ Grand Rapids, the Duncan Group and Crouse Entertainment Group. Coming Soon to PBS stations nationwide.