A movie about the city of Cadillac could be the last one to qualify for the state's generous film tax credit. Producers of the film Cadillac High applied for help just before the tax incentive program was scaled back in October. The state might pick up more than 8 million dollars of production costs for the movie.
It will be based on true story of when the rock band KISS celebrated homecoming with Cadillac High School. Jim Neff, was the assistant football coach that invited the band to come. That was after the team started warming up for games to KISS music and turned around a losing streak by doing so. The band, well known for its facepaint and stage performaces that feature fire and pyrotechnics, spent two days the next year parading around Cadillac and performing at homecoming.
Neff says the movie will not focus heavily on the band though.
"It's going to be what happened in the town and how the town got KISS to come and what happened on that day when they did come."
KISS visited Cadillac in 1975, the same year the band released its first top 40 single, the live version of "Rock and Roll All Night".
CORRECTION: The film tax credit program ended at the close of December 2011, not October. We regret the error.