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Incentive OK'd for filming in southwest Michigan

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NEW BUFFALO – A movie filming in southwestern Michigan has been approved for a state incentive.

The Michigan Film Office says "The Middle Distance" is being awarded $39,000 on $145,000 of projected in-state expenditures.

The movie is set to film this month in New Buffalo, Three Oaks and Grand Beach. It's to feature local diners and landscapes.

"The Middle Distance" director Patrick Underwood says the community support for the film "has been overwhelming."

In the movie, Neil Mercer travels back home to the Midwest for the first time in years to help sell his estranged parents' cottage. He later finds himself marooned with his brother's fiancee.

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