Struble continues to learn the movie biz with third movie.

April 23, 2015
Edgar Struble

Edgar Struble

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Scottville native Edgar Struble is probably best known in the entertainment business for his music writing and production skills. Lately he has expanded his horizons to include film. He served as producer of the two locally-filmed “Mickey Matson” series movies, a collaboration with Scottville area resident Harold Cronk and 10 West Productions of Manistee. He is now serving as producer for a movie that is being filmed in southwestern Michigan.

The movie is titled “Crowning Jules” and it will be filmed in Niles beginning July.

“Lucas Miles, the executive producer came to the premiere of ‘Mickey Matson and the Pirates Code’ and introduced himself,” Edgar said. “He had been working with another Michigan producer, Joel Reisig, on a previous film, ‘Rodeo Girl’ and wanted to make his own movie. He found this wonderful script written by Shea Fontana who has written quite a few things for Disney.”

According to “Jules is a bright and sassy 17 year-old who desperately wants to leave her Midwestern family’s alumni traditions behind, but to get to her once-in-a-lifetime Harvard admissions interview, Jules is forced to hitch a ride with her twin sister/nemesis, Madison, who is headed to a beauty pageant. Their road trip takes a turn when the teenage sisters unwittingly come into possession of a stolen jewel and are pursued by dangerous thieves.

Edgar describes the movie as a comedy.

Miles lives in Granger, Indiana near the Michigan border. He had originally planned on filming in South Bend. “I suggested we move 10 miles north and film in Michigan so we could take advantage of the Michigan tax rebate,” Edgar said.

He said the movie is operating on a very small budget, about $300,000.

“I have only worked as a producer on the two ‘Mickey Matson’ movies and I would really like to get some more experience,” Edgar said. “I see this as a good opportunity to work with a different crew and learn some new things.”

He said that he and Cronk are also working on some future projects. One of them is a fairy tale-themed trilogy of movies.

On the music side, Edgar just finished working on the American Country Music Association’s awards program and the CMA’s duos show, filmed at AT&T Stadium in Texas last weekend.

He speaks tonight during West Shore Community College’s student awards ceremony.

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