U-M Law School alum from Grand Rapids premieres first film

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U-M Law School alum, Gordon Toering, recently premiered “Old Fashioned,” the first release by his film company, Skoche Films LLC.

With a $600,000 budget and an opening weekend of approximately 220 screens, no one expected the film to garner buzz or revenue. Toering and his partners just wanted to produce a high-quality film that offered a different way of thinking of modern love, and a bit—a “skoche”—of inspiration.

Opening weekend was a hit. Old Fashioned became the most successful faith-based film ever that opened on fewer than 300 screens. Based on the opening weekend success, the film expanded to more cities on the second weekend.

Toering is a partner in the Grand Rapids office of Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP, who practices business contracts and bankruptcy law.

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