How'd everything go Splatt?
Sorry it took so long to respond to this, GMG. It was great! There were some sound and projection issues(not only with my film, but throughout the entire screening) but my short was still very well received.In fact,that's actually the best response I've gotten from an audience since the premiere of my first short film. In about a week I'm submitting Supply & Demand
to the Freak Show Horror Film Festival happening in Orlando this October . I'll let you all know if I get in.
The best part of the entire event was a cool little moment that happened at the end after the screening was over and the theater emptied out. This film was my fourth short film since late 2007. It also marks the end of my association with the Palm Beach Film School in terms of using their resources and categorizing any of my future projects as being a PBFS production. So for me, this wasn't merely the screening of my first horror film,it also marked a moment of transition. Whatever happens from here on in in terms of film making, , I'm out of the nest and on my own.
So, in what turned out to be a surprisingly emotional bit of irony, aside from one of the leads in Supply & Demand
, one of the leads from my first film and one from my third were on hand for the screening of a couple of short films they had appeared in. Now factor in that I appeared onscreen in my second film and when I met up with these three people in the lobby following the screening,the assembled group represented each of my four films. Literally four years of my life..countless hours of shooting and editing, setting up lighting, crafting a shot list, writing screenplays and even casting..all staring back at me in the form of friends I've made. Friends who gave me 110% when that camera rolled and who, in return, were captured during a brief moment of time, doing what they do best as part of the body work I've produced thus far. I can think of no better note on which to close out the PBFS era of my life and move ahead into the independently made/produced short and feature screenwriting phase.