More than 500 people attended the premier of “Life in Osborn” at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Detroit Film Theater earlier this week.
“The city of Detroit is in the midst of a beautiful resurgence,” said Walter V. Marshall, co-founder of Framed By Grace Films. “‘Life in Osborn’ shines light on the Osborn neighborhood, once known as the most blighted neighborhood in Detroit, and showcases the impact that can be made when a community rallies together and commits to a cause.”
The premier marked the second of its kind, last year the Emmy Award-winning film company in partnership with Life Remolded released a project known as “Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project.”
The story portrayed on screen delved into the week-long revitalization project that occurred last August in the Osborn community. The Osborn High, Pulaski Elementary and Middle School, houses and vacant land were areas of focus for more than 9,500 corporate and community volunteers.
Life Remodeled, founded by Chris Lambert and his wife, is a non-profit geared towards bringing glory to Jesus through the remodeling of lives within Detroit neighborhoods.
“I must say one thing that can not be forgotten… all of this work on screen and in the community is made possible and in honor of one person,” said Lambert to the audience at the premier. “That one person is The Lord Jesus Christ.”
Corporations and organizations that provided and partnered with the project include: BASF, General Motors, Quicken Loans, Cunningham-Limp Construction, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Taubman Cos., Skillman Foundation and churches from across the country came to help.
Quick numbers about the Osborn project:
- 472 vacant houses boarded up
- 302 blocks of blight removal
- 230 planter boxes installed along neighborhood-school routes
- 21 house remodels
Purchase a DVD or support the next project, visit www.liferemodeled.com.