Farmington High alum Anthony Lietz began his film career on the streets of Detroit, documenting the work his family and others did there to help people in need.
On Sunday, July 7, LIetz will premiere three original short films at the Farmington Civic Theater: “Neil”, the story of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s childhood; “22”, a film about friendship and baseball; and “Brothers,” the story of siblings who share a love for hockey.
Some scenes from “Brothers” will look familiar to local residents; they’re shot at the Riley Park Ice Rink and other locations in downtown Farmington. For “Neil,” which portrays a 14-year-old Armstrong building a model rocket the summer before his earns his pilot’s license, Lietz traveled to Ohio to get drone footage of Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta.
Anthony’s mother, Cynthia Lietz, said he has premiered two other films at the Civic. Previous events sold out, and she expects this one will, too.
“He loves film, and he loves the Farmington Civic Theater,” she said.
Anthony’s Fable Road Films produces movies that are family-friendly, she added, and “They have a good-hearted message.”
Outside of film production, Anthony Lietz, now 27, has a videography business and coaches AAA hockey.
To learn more about the films and Sunday’s premiere, visit fableroadfilms.weebly.com/. Tickets may be available at the door.
Correction: The state where Wapakoneta is located was incorrectly identified in the original version of this post.