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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 12:30 p.m.

Locally filmed 'Love and Honor' producer and director, both U-M grads, answer questions about movie

By Jenn McKee

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Austin Stowell and Liam Hemsworth in the locally filmed movie, "Love and Honor."

U-M grads Eddie Rubin (executive producer) and Danny Mooney (director) - who helmed the locally filmed, and soon to be released, feature "Love and Honor," written by U-M screenwriting professor Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff — recently appeared in an on-camera interview for MyFoxDetroit.com.

In the interview, they talk about how they ended up making the film, which they shot in summer 2011 in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Plymouth.

Set in Ann Arbor during the Vietnam War, the film stars Liam Hemsworth, Aimee Teagarden, Austin Lowell, and Teresa Palmer, and tells the story of a soldier who receives a Dear John letter from his girlfriend back home, which prompts him to go AWOL with his best friend to try and win her back, only to find her in the middle of the anti-war movement.

"Love and Honor" will be available exclusively via Direct TV starting February 1; through On Demand on Feb. 14; and will debut in select theaters on March 22

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Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at jennmckee@annarbor.com or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.