DOWNTOWN FILMING LEDE

Director JohnPaul Morris breaks a car window as a film crew from Traverse City-based Practical Productions films on Park Street between Front and State streets in downtown Traverse City on Tuesday for its indie film, “Quicksand.” The “bromantic comedy,” is about a pair of friends who set out on an adventure-filled road trip between Grand Rapids and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in search of their friend’s lost wedding ring. The scenes on Tuesday involved a climactic shoot-out that included an appearance by members of the Grand Traverse County sheriff’s department's Emergency Response Team. Producer Nick Loud said the three-week shoot was expected to be completed on Friday, with a release by the end of 2020.