DETROIT (WWJ) – An independent film production company — owned by two 20-year-old Metro Detroiters — is preparing to hold the Michigan premiere of its latest project.

The film is called, “Infinite.” It’s the latest in a string of collaborations between director Ryan Stratton and producer/director Aaron Keteyian.

Film Producer Aaron Keteyian (courtesy, Arklight Pictures)

Film Producer Aaron Keteyian (courtesy, Arklight Pictures)

“The film itself is fairly ambitious, at least for what we’ve been accustomed to doing,” Keteyian told WWJ’s Terri Lee via phone from Los Angeles. “It took a lot more fundraising than we’ve experienced in the past to basically tell the story to the best of our abilities.”

This latest collaboration between Keteyian and Stratton is a Michigan-made love story set in outer space.

“It follows the story of Elizabeth Law, who is an MIT grad student, and one night she happens upon a radio frequency on her ham radio, and happens upon an astronaut who is trapped in Earth’s orbit,” Keteyian added.

The script is based on an idea from his producing partner Ryan Stratton, the film’s director.

Director Ryan Stratton (courtesy, Arklight Pictures)

Director Ryan Stratton (courtesy, Arklight Pictures)

“He had an idea, an original idea, to follow the relationship that forms over some sort of radio frequency between an astronaut and a woman on Earth,” Keteyian added.

After showing at five film festivals around the United States, “Infinite” was nominated for two awards at the Visionfest Film Festival in New York, NY: Best Actor and Best Technical and Artistic Achievement. It’s also been shown at the Riverside International Film Festival in Riverside, CA; Illinois International Film Festival in Chicago, IL; Frederick Film Festival in Frederick, MD; and the Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore, NY.

Now it’s Michigan’s turn.

“We shot and produced the film in Michigan, so we always do a Michigan premiere for everyone who worked on it, both cast and crew and anyone who donated or gave us money, and then of course, it’s also open to the public,” Keteyian said.

The Michigan premiere of “Infinite” will be held at the Birmingham 8 on Saturday, August 1, 2015. If you’re interested in attending, click here for tickets. But hurry; they’re going fast.

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