Well, it's the end of the year and we haven't been accepted into any festivals. I can't pretend that I am not disappointed. I am. It seems a shame to spend so much money on festivals and not get a presentation slot. But there are never any guarantees and I knew that going in. So I've decided to do an LA and SF screening for everyone here who's been asking me when they can see it and then release it online. I don't think it's home is on the festival circuit. That is what my gut says after submitting to different categories in festivals, different calibers of festivals and knowing festival submission is an art in and of itself and I am but a wee tot stepping in. The first thing that my mind thinks is that the project is just not appealing. And I know that for some it's not. But what I know about IG is that it hovers in between narrative/ experimental and music video. I now think that line needs to be clear for festival line-up. I also know that I love it and most everyone who worked on it loves it. So, having said all that, if you are in LA, I'll be screening it in January 2013 and in SF at some point at the beginning of the year. If you are elsewhere, look for it online ( youtube, vimeo, IMDB ). And of course I'll post those links here too. And if you've been liking it on IMDB, thank you very much. I have no idea who or why we have so many likes already :). FIN.
Miguel and I sat down last week and put this together, though credit goes to Miguel for polishing it up:)
The "quiet before the storm" marks this period of filmmaking. You do all this work in pre-production, production & post and then it's time to let your little film wander out into the world all by herself to see what happens. We've submitted to 10 festivals. We've received one rejection so far and one entry. Both of those notices came at virtually the same time, other than that...crickets. I think I wasn't fully prepared to embrace the quiet/down time in this part of the process, but hey, I look at the little victories: we got our IMDB page in March and a postcard visual done. If you'd do me a favor and click on the link and 'like' it, that would help us to create interactive traffic to increase our meter on IMDB. Every little bit counts.