Critically Acclaimed Michigan-Made Film to Debut Exclusively at Emagine Novi


“TOMMY BATTLES THE SILVER SEA DRAGON, will debut Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Emagine Novi theater. The movie from Michigan native Luke Shirock was one of the final Michigan projects to be produced with the state’s film tax rebate, which ended in 2015. Over the course of shooting, the film employed dozens of local actors, actresses, and filmmakers from all over the state.

Movie Trailer

“Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon” can be described as a musical feature that combines the strength and imagination of Damien Chazelle’s, “LA LA LAND,” with the complexities of the Who’s, Rock Musical Fantasy Drama, “TOMMY.”

Movie Synopsis

Tommy finds himself in a courtroom haunted by his own demons. As he wrestles with a myriad of guilt and is charged with three unspeakable crimes, we follow Tommy through the labyrinth of his memory and fantasy in a musical quest to discover the true nature of his guilt. Tommy’s burden weighs heavily on his lover Carolyn, whose inescapable charm is eclipsed by his struggle to find forgiveness.

“Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon” is a critically acclaimed independent film. Awards include.

  • CINEQUEST Film & VR Festival 2018 World Premiere
  • Brooklyn Film Festival 2018 NYC Premiere (Winner: Best Producer)
  • Toronto International Spring of Horror & Fantasy 2018 (Winner: Best Feature, Best Performer)
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018 Official Selection
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2018 (Winner: Best of the Fest, Best Fantasy Feature)
  • Catalina Film Festival 2018 Official Selection

Writer & Director Luke Shirock

For the film’s premier Writer & Director, Luke Shirock will host a question and answer session after two showings.

Friday, February 15th at 6:45
Saturday, February 16th at 6:45

“Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon” is playing exclusively at Emagine Novi on Friday, February 15th, Saturday, February 16th, Sunday, February 17th, Monday, February 18th and Thursday, February 21st.

Emagine Novi is located at 44425 West Twelve Mile Road, Novi, MI 48377. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to or call 248.468.2990