Local Movie Company Films Scene at Affinity Group Credit Union

Matt Jenkins
VP Marketing & Public Relations

Pontiac, MI, March 10, 2012 – Kensington Valley Community in Highland, MI was the site for the filming of Christmas Grace, a movie produced by Bright Horizon Pictures of Milford, MI.

Kensington Valley Community a part of Affinity Group Credit Union was approached by Bright Horizon Pictures to film a scene in the branch lobby. “Kensington Valley Community seemed to have the look and feel for the bank scenes that we needed to film the feature Christmas Grace,” said Keith Perna, President, Bright Horizon Pictures. “Also with Bright Horizon Pictures being a local production company it was also an opportunity to work with a local business and feature that location in the film.”

With employees available as extras and the drive-thru open, the credit union did not miss a beat throughout the filming. “It was pretty exciting to watch the lobby transformed into a movie studio for this scene,” said Matt Jenkins, VP of Marketing & PR for Affinity Group Credit Union. “The crew was very impressed with the branch and its history. It is just another example of great things happening in this community and the deep roots Kensington Valley has had here since 1959!”

About The Movie:
Christmas Grace tells the story of two rival toy store owners competing for business over several Christmas seasons.  One of them is Gary a young toy store owner who runs an honest business and who tries to be a good Christian witness to his customers.  Things are running smoothly for Gary until his business is threatened when a much larger toy company moves to the neighborhood.  The owner of this larger company Jim Tollman is a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to grow his business and eliminate his competition. Since his most immediate competition happens to be Gary’s store he sets his target on him. As the story unfolds it becomes very clear that God is at work in the lives of these two men, and Gods Grace and Providence work out in ways neither of them could have imagined.

About Affinity Group Credit Union:
AGCU is a member owned not-for-profit financial cooperative serving members of Crestwood Community, Kensington Valley Community, Municipal & Health Services, OKE Financial and WySouth. With a vision of Changing Lives, One Member at a Time, AGCU serves anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or owns a business in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe and Livingston Counties. Visit: for additional information.

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