• After six years (2010-2015) and a total of nine film competitions, including the Detroit 48HFP Horror Project (2013, 2014) and the Detroit 48HFP Sci-Fi Project (2015), Mike Madigan announces his retirement as the City Producer of the Detrroit 48 Hour Film Project.  48HFP Detroit Facebook and Twitter pages for the competition.
  • Tri Omega Productions and Five Clover Films announce the production of the new dramatic short "Lemon Eyes", set in the time period of 1920's Detroit with a renowned cast for the film.  Pre-production in Summer of 2015, with on-location production occurring from October to December 2015 at the historic Bernard Ginsburg Mansion in Detroit, as well as The Oakland in Ferndale, Michigan.
  • Complete "Haunt Hunters" film series screens @ Luna Royal Oak during a special Detroit Video Discovery (D-V-D) night, May 2015.
  • The horror series "48169", "48413" and "48207" is rebranded as the "Haunt Hunters" series.  New "second season" short film chapter "Stagecoach Stop" filmed in Irish Hills, Michigan with new and returning cast members.
  • "48207" the middle film to the found footage horror series premieres June 2014.  "48207" is the zip code for twhat is considered the "highest crime rate" area of Detroit, according to Wikipedia.  Actual filming occured at The House of Wills, Cleveland, Ohio. 
  • "48413" the prequel film to the found footage horror trilogy premieres  at Detroit Video Discovery (D-V-D) Cinema Detroit, February 2014.  Encore screenings scheduled for June / July 2014.  "48413" is the zip code for Bad Axe, Michigan - the film's noted location.  Actual filming occurred at the haunted Bear's Mill, Greenville, Ohio. 
  • Encore screening of the Detroit Video Discovery (D-V-D) night of found footage sci-fi/horror/action/dramatic films from Detroit-area filmmakers at Cinema Detroit 2/18/14 7:30PM- featuring "48169".
  • "48169" submitted to film festivals in 2014 for their consideration.


  • "48169" enjoys a great film festival debut at the 2013 East Lansing Film Festival November 2013.
  • Formation of the Detroit Video Discovery (D-V-D) night of premiere found footage sci-fi/horror/action/dramatic films from Detroit-area filmmakers, with a FREE screening night Tuesday May 14th, 2013 7:30-10:00PM Emagine Theaters, Novi, Michigan.
  • Found footage horror short film "48169" co-produced with Tri Omega Productions to premiere at Detroit Video Discovery (D-V-D) screening 5/14/2013 7:30-10PM.  "48169" is the zip code for Hell, Michigan - the film's noted location.  Actual filming occurred at the Ohio Sate Reformatory prison in Mansfield, Ohio.
  • Submitting the Team 10 Mile Project Twenty1 sci-fi film "Resistant" to film festivals for their consideration. Screened at the 2013 Blue Water Film Festival, Port, Huron, MI 9/28/2013.


  • Screenings of "La Tour: Un Voyage De Cinema" at the 2012 Poison Apple Film Festival (Michigan), 2012 Blue Water Film Festival (Michigan) and the Mitten Movie Project Film Festival (Michigan).
  • City Producer for the 2012 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project, now in its 5th year in Metro Detroit with 60 teams participating in the weekend film challenge as the biggest number of teams - July 2012. 
  • Collaboration with Team 10 Mile for the 2012 Project Twenty1 Film Festival with "Resistant" (science-fiction). Nominated for Best Marketing, Best Use Of Element (Jump), Best Directing. WINNER Best Writing (Chris Lepley) and Best Film 2012 Project Twenty1 Film Festival.


  • Co-produced short comedy "La Tour: Un Voyage De Cinema" for the 2011 National 48 Hour Film Challenge as "Team 10 Mile".
  • 4 Pictures wins "Audience Choice - Best Comedy" - 10th annual Route 66 International Film Festival, Springfield, IL - September 2011.
  • Co-produced sci-fi short film "Collusion" under the banner "Team 10 Mile" for the "Project Twenty1" film challenge, Philadelphia, PA - August-September 2011. Nominated for Best Writing and Best Editing. Winner Best Sound Design.
  • Participated under the banner "The Untitled Gary Busey Project" for the 2011 Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival 48 Hour Film Challenge - June 2011, film "One Of Five". Winner - Best Editing. Winner "Best Writing" at the 2011 15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival, Florida.
  • 4 Pictures continues its successful film festival run throughout 2011 at Beloit International Film Festival, Mitten Movie Project (Michigan), Fort Myers Film Festival, Magnolia Independent Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, Route 66 International Film Festival (Illinois) and Flint Film Festival.


  • "4 Pictures" wins "Best Comedy - Short" - 2010 Downbeach Film Festival, Atlantic City, NJ.
  • Produced experimental short film "Speak The Lies" for the 2010 National Film Challenge weekend, view on Vimeo.
  • "Fading Bloom" (2010) experimental short film premiered May 2010, Mitten Movie Project. View here on vimeo.
  • Five Clover Films and Tri Omega Productions to compete in "Project Twenty1" film challenge, Fall 2010, with the comedy film "Pink Lines". Premiered in Philadelphia October 1-3, 2010 and submitted to film festivals in 2011 for consideration.
  • "4 Pictures" (2010) submitted to film festivals for their consideration. Accepted to nineteen film festivals in 2010 including Big Island Film Festival (Hawaii), Sunscreen Film Festival (Florida), Tupelo Film Festival (Mississippi) and Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival (Michigan).
  • "Danyelle" screens at the Mitten Movie Project, February 2010, and Detroit Independent Film Festival, March 2010.


  • "Danyelle" wins Best Cinematography at the inaugural 2009 Ferndale Film Festival.
  • "Dealbreaker" screens at the 2009 Indie Fest USA (Los Angeles) Film Festival & 2009 Coney Island Film Festival.
  • Five Clover Films / Tri Omega Productions / Bad Aunt Films competes in the "Project Twenty1" competition with short dramatic film "Overcome", nominated for Best Acting in Festival.
  • Production of romantic comedy short "4 Pictures" in July 2009, post-production begins August 2009.
  • Competed in the Detroit-area "48 Hour Film Project" with the buddy film "The Hookup"; Winner "Best Buddy Film Genre".
  • "First Day" office comedy premieres April 2009 - Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan. DVD release party May 2009, Club LUNA, Royal Oak, Michigan. Screenings at the 2009 Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, the 2009 Ferndale Film Festival (Michigan) and the 2009 Blue Water Film Festival (Port Huron, Michigan).
  • Short horror-comedy "Dealbreaker" accepted to the 2009 Muskegon Film Festival (Michigan), the 2009 Indie Film Fest USA (Los Angeles) and the 2009 Coney Island Film Festival (New York).


  • "First Day" office comedy short film production begins December 2008.
  • "The Bobs Part 2" released September 2008. (View on Youtube)
  • "New Directions" pilot episode screened August 2008 - Royal Oak Main Art Theatre, Michigan.
  • "Demeter: Surrender" accepted to the 2008 Saginaw Film Festival.
  • "Immortality" (Cadence prequel) Remix posted on Vimeo.
  • "Cadence" accepted to the 2008 Moving Images Film Festival in Toronto, 2008 Detroit Windsor Film Festival, 2008 Planet Ant Film Festival, 2008 Big Island Film Festival, 2008 Staten Island Film Festival, 2008 Trenton Film Festival, 2008 Muskegon Film Festival, MI and The 2008 Bare Bones Film Festival, Muskogee, OK.
  • "The Candle" accepted to the 2008 Santa Cruz Film Festival, CA.
  • "New Directions" post production begins February 2008.




  • Released "Room X", accepted to Texas Film Festival, Texas A&M University.
  • Wrote screenplay for "Caught".
  • Director of photography for "Never Odd Or Even" directed by Ellen Arden and Theresa Jasko.

    Filmfights.com 2005 Winning Entries

2004 - Five Clover Films Founded - Detroit, MI

  • Wrote first screenplay "Room X" and completed filming (12 min length).
  • Five Clover Films was founded in Summer 2004 in Detroit, Michigan! 

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