'Dial a Prayer': Little Miracles on an Indie Set

April 12, 2015 1:19 AM

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In February 2014, I received a text from Jason Potash, producer of Storyboard Entertainment's Dial a Prayer. "How old is your house?" I wrote back "1929." He was back home in Detroit with writer/director Maggie Kiley, and they were scouting locations for their upcoming film to be shot in the area. They stopped by 90 minutes later, and while our old house didn't make the cut, we ended up dropping in on nine other friends in Royal Oak that same night -- two of their houses ended up in the film, one by pure chance.

We were stepping out of my friend Micah's brick home on Hawthorne when I pointed to a white bungalow across the street, figuring they'd be interested in an L.A. connection, "That's where my former student Kasey Bell grew up; He works on Family Guy." Maggie and production designer Lauren Fitzsimmons ...

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