GH grad uses Pere Marquette train for film

He may be delivering pizza at night, but Grand Haven resident Jake Bowen, 22, hopes his daytime fling will help him jump-start a career in the filmmaking industry. The recent Grand Valley State University graduate has started work on a feature-length film for his senior thesis and plans to use the 90-minute movie as his resume. Bowen and several members of his film crew were spotted shooting on location last week at the Pere Marquette train at Grand Haven's Chinook Pier.
Becky Vargo
Sep 8, 2011

 

“At one point in the film, the heroes are forced to follow a shipment on a train headed to Arkansas,” Bowen explained. “They attempt to stop a group of outlaws from hijacking the cargo cars.”

Bowen said the interior shots were taken on the Coopersville & Marne Railroad. His group received permission to be aboard the Grand Haven train for one day to shoot the exterior parts of the scene.

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