Local Men: Michael McCallum


Michael-McCallumFilm Fanatic

Owner of Rebel Pictures Film Fanatic

Photo by Mark Warner

Michael McCallum plays many roles at Rebel Pictures, including filmmaker, producer and director. Mostly he creates drama, comedies or noir short films.

He is working on his first science fiction film, a short film titled “Reverb” that is currently in the preproduction stage.

Most of McCallum’s time is spent working around the Lansing area, using local locations for his films and showcasing Lansing’s unique flavor.

“There’s a misconception that filmmaking is not a lot of work,” explained McCallum. “I’m always working a ton of hours. Whether it’s preproduction, writing, editing or promoting, there are always at least a couple balls in the air.”

McCallum loves the work and spends most of his time creating or writing. He enjoys that the projects he works on are used in collaboration with other people’s work to make something greater than the sum of its parts. He has been acting since 1997 and has been working in film since 1999. McCallum believes that the films he creates give validation to other people who work on similar projects in the area.

“You don’t have to move out east or west to start creating work,” said McCallum.

For more information on McCallum’s projects, visit his website at rebelpictures.net.


Kyle Dowling

Kyle Dowling is an employee of M3 Group and is pursuing a writing degree at LCC. He enjoys fiction writing, video games and movies.

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