Traverse City-based FITmedia has announced plans to produce a pilot episode for a crime-dramedy series called "Chasing the Draw" and is currently conducting a casting call. The story follows a poker-obsessed property management agent who believes he's the son of a Chicago mobster.
The show is meant to have a national appeal while showcasing the eccentricities of a northern resort town called Bayside, loosely based on Traverse City. Filming, slated for November, will primarily be done locally and producers are open to featuring real local businesses and notable locations as part of the fictional town. The independent, episodic series is seeking crowd funding via Mobcaster.com. More details on the show, the roles and how to apply available here.