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Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is featured in a new movie set to premiere at the end of the month

-Posted on September 21, 2017


“Some things are best left alone. The history of mankind is full of stories of people on a journey of self-discovery. Only some journeys don’t lead to the enlightenment that was sought. The human mind can experience some of the most amazing phenomenon. The problem is when you try to define those experiences as real or not.”

Urban Myths is a Psychological/Suspense/Paranormal Thriller that will promises to take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. It’s a journey of self-discovery. It’s about family, friendship, sisterhood, instinct, light versus dark, growth, love and loss. A tale of the story of the two wolves, one represents good and the other evil, and the choice everyone is faced in choosing.


The story twists and turns as it follows a group of high school seniors that embark on a spring break camping trip to investigate the myths they had been researching with their history teacher. They set off searching for some of Michigan’s most chilling myths and legends of the paranormal kind. During their trip, they stumble on to to haunted burial grounds and get more than they bargained for when some of the group start to vanish. In their journey, they come across more than just myths.

The writer/director/producer of the film, Kim Marie, is a Michigan native and showcases some of best Michigan has to offer, along with an all-star cast including Courtney Gains, Joe Estevez, Will Wallace, Lou Ferrigno, Sophie Simmons, Natalie Kabenjian, Greg Wayans, Kassandra Voyagis, Lovlee Carroll, Riley Bodenstab, Lucas Adams, and Kaya Rosenthal.

The red carpet premiere, a benefit for The Rainbow Connection, will take place Friday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak Michigan. The Rainbow Connection, is a worthy organization that makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses and provides support services to their families.

A limited number of VIP Tickets are available for $100 and include reserved seating, special VIP lanyards, a swag bag, and the after-glow party with a cast and crew meet and greet. General Admission tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase visit

To learn more information about Executive Hackel’s involvement – including an one-on-one interview with him and director Kim Marie – and a peek at the official movie trailer, check out

Lauri Cowhy is a senior communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.