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Director Michael B. Chait, Known for his Commercial Work, Makes Feature Film Debut with 'Wolf Hound'

Director Michael B. Chait has made a name for himself over the years by directing commercials for a number of high-profile clients, including Volkswagen, Honda, The Yankee Air Museum, TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, DDB and Falcon Motorsports, among others. He's also directed music videos for a number of artists, such as of The Black Eyed Peas, as well as short films.

Photo courtesy, Michael B. Chait

But now, Chait can add another title to his name: Feature Film Director.

On Friday, June 3, 2022, Chait makes his feature film directorial debut with Wolf Hound, starring James Maslow and Trevor Donovan.

Prior to the film's opening, a red carpet cast and crew screening was held on Wednesday, May 25th, at the Emagine Theater in Novi.

Pictured Above: Actor Trevor Donovan (left), Director Michael B. Chait (center) and

Actor James Maslow (right). Photo courtesy, Amy Nicole, @acronymis

Wolf Hound is now available in select theaters, on digital, and on demand. In the Metro Detroit area, the theaters showing the film are the Emagine theaters in Birmingham, Canton, Novi and Rochester Hills; and the MJR theaters in Brighton, Southgate, Sterling Heights and Waterford Township.

Chait spoke with I See You Awards® Founder Terri Lee Chandler about this latest accomplishment, the role his hometown of Detroit played in his success, and what's next. You can hear Terri's report on WWJ Newsradio 950, where Terri is the film critic. You can hear their entire conversation, including how Chait managed to get his film made, on Terri's podcast, Terri Talks Movies, by clicking here.

You can check out the movie's trailer below:

Chait scheduled to speak at the 6th Annual I See You Awards® Industry Seminar!

The I See You Awards® is proud to announce that Michael B. Chait will be the featured speaker at the 6th Annual I See You Awards® industry seminar! The seminar is scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan. More details will be coming soon, but take it from us, this is one event you don't want to miss!


Our Mission

Our mission at the I See You Awards® is to recognize and reward the accomplishments of independent filmmakers. Are you one of the next I See You Awards® winners? Now’s the time to submit your project(s) in order to find out! The call for submissions into the 6th Annual I See You Awards® is now open! Submissions are accepted in the following categories: Short Films/Webisodes/Music Videos, Feature Films, Documentary Films (short and feature-length) and Screenplays.

Also, for the first time, we added a category just for filmmakers who enjoy making movies on their cell phones or other smart devices! It’s our Cell Phone Video Challenge! Short films (up to 30 minutes in length) that were made using a smart device are eligible to submit.

You can get more information and the link to submit by visiting us on FilmFreeway:

Hurry! The extended submission deadline is June 30, 2022, so submit today!

Editor's Note: I See You Awards® Founder Terri Lee Chandler is the film critic for WWJ Newsradio 950 in Detroit and a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), the largest film critics group in the U.S. and Canada; the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), SAG-AFTRA and the National Association of Black Journalists.


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Thank you to our longtime sponsors and supporters who help make the I See You Awards® possible: the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, Emagine Entertainment, Final Draft, Paramount Pictures, Matrix Motors, WWJ Newsradio 950, Randazzo Formal Wear, The Lee Group, ES Communications Agency, Casey Sign Company and PR Media Services, Inc.


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