Filmmaking Dr. Karageanes Gets $71,000 From State For December Shoot In Detroit Area

A gory medical thriller by a Metro Detroit doctor is the last film getting support from the Michigan Film Office this year.
Local production of “Needlestick,” written by Dr. Steven Karageanes, is planned this December. He’s a family practice and sports medicine specialist who lives in Grosse Pointe and works at a DMC Medical Group office in Plymouth.

“Needlestick” is a psychological thriller about a cardiac surgeon who discovers a cure for aging, but is deadly for his subjects. Once he turns a cardiac hospital into a source for his test subjects, his young student must fight his way out of the hospital to survive and stop Dr. Crick’s experiments.
The project was awarded an incentive of $71,529 on $245,333 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 42 Michigan workers.

Dr. Karageanes (right), who has a ghoulish imagination and manages to make time for screenwriting, this year won $100,000 in the Action on Film Writers Challenge for another script.
Michiganians working on the upcoming shoot include producers Dwjuan Fox and Edward Stencel and executive producer Aimee Cowher.