By J. PATRICK PEPPER
DEARBORN — Unity Studios and The Henry Ford recently announced they are partnering to produce a feature film.
The film is the first Unity production and was announced at a Feb. 5 graduation ceremony for the first class of Lifton Institute for Media Skills students.
Many of the graduating students will be hired to work on “A Christmas Dream,” described as an uplifting period piece about a mother and daughter living in the south during the Civil War.
“Unity Studios is proud to partner with The Henry Ford to take this Civil War-era story into production creating economic opportunities for our state,” said Unity Studios President Jimmy Lifton.
The Henry Ford will co-produce the movie, provide filming locations, and lend their unique Civil War-era expertise to the production. The Henry Ford annually produces one of the nation’s most authentic Civil War reenactments on Memorial Day weekend.
“The Henry Ford is a global resource for American history and innovation with unparalleled collections and expertise. We are happy to have been invited to collaborate with the institute and Unity Studios on this project,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford.
Production for “A Christmas Dream” will begin in March. The movie is being financed by a group of private investors.