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Movie shot in Lakewood will be featured in the Cleveland International Film Festival

Posted at 8:13 AM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 08:34:25-04

A film shot right here in Lakewood will premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival next month.

'The Autumn Prince' is an eight-minute short that tells the tale of two kids who think raking leaves will make them millionaires, and the trials and disappointment they face trying to make a buck. 

"It's a true story my father used to tell us about his childhood and so I wrote it from that perspective," said writer and director of the short Mick Jones.

Jones admits the film is on the lighter side, but he says sometimes that's exactly what people need.

"A lot of filmmakers, they try to tackle really heavy subjects and I'm not sure that's why people go to the theaters, why they sit in dark rooms with total strangers, its kind of about affirming their humanity and kind of finding the stories that resonate with them," he said.

The short that was entirely filmed in a single weekend features an entire cast and crew from Lakewood. The locals will be featured in the family shorts category during the Cleveland International Film Festival in April. 

Tickets to the festival go on sale this week.