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"Universal Chord" is a screenplay about a girl who changes places with her grandmother's

17-year-old body in 1969.

As part of the 200 bicentennial celebration and with the help of the Ann Arbor community, this movie will be shot entirely in Ann Arbor, directed by Christina Morales Hemenway, and produced by Dancingstar Productions.

The film intends to weave fictional characters with real-life Ann Arbor characters such as John Sinclair, Ken Burns, and Iggy Pop!

Universal Chord Script Reading

Location: A2 Downtown Library

Freespace, 3rd FLoor

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024

Start Time: 3:00 PM

End Time: 5:00 PM

This event is free to the public

Ways to participate:

Share stories about 1969 Ann Arbor with our team at Contact Us

Donate clothes from 1969 to be used as costumes for large group scenes (drop off at any Elmo's location)

To be considered for an acting role, email a reel of your work to:

To be considered for one of the head crew positions, contact Christina at You must have teaching experience in your desired position and be able to work locally in Ann Arbor

Line Producer

Director of Photography and Colortiming


Location and Post Sound

Script Supervisor

Wardrobe, Hair and Make-up

Catering and Craft Services

Location Management Props and Set Dressing

Set Photography and Social Media Management

Student Production Coordinator

To be considered for a Student Crew Member fill out the application here

We will be raising $300k for this film.

To support the realization of this historical narrative film, you can help us by buying a "pre-sale download" of the movie for $15 at and put "Universal Chord" in the note section.

To be an Executive Producer, get a tax write-off, and retain 1 percent of the net profits per $30K contributed contact our fiscal sponsor Artrain here

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