23 June, 2010

Bringing the Beast Home

Okay so they mis-quote me with a typo... I'm hardly concerned about that.

All press is good press and this is really heartwarming, this one.

I am SO looking forward to bringing "Beast..." to the Okanagan.  It may not be my home, but this festival is truly going to be "bringing this movie home."

19 June, 2010

The First Review

I feel like I've been holding my breath for three years.

Only minutes ago the moment to let it our came, for better or for worse.

Gonzo Magazine, in preparation for the Okanagan Film Festival, has released some advance reviews of some films, and "Beast" gets the lead position in the article.  It's (literally) a He-said/She-said paired review, so you could actually say that it's our first TWO reviews.

Whew... they liked it!

I have to admit, I got a teeny bit emotional reading it.

18 June, 2010

And Mississauga Too!

As much news in as many days...

We are also going to the Mississauga Film Festival next month - yay!

Mississauga, for those outside of Canada, is a large municipality that adds to the Greater Toronto area.  The festival is small and exclusive, focusing on Canadian independent films.  It's a good place for a film like ours due to the ease of access for many of the domestic broadcast and distribution decision makers who are located in Toronto.

There are many remaining festivals on our list of festivals that we would really like to be selected for that we've applied to, but Mississauga and Okanagan are for various reasons, two of our top five on the wish-list... so far, so good!

Both Craig and I will be attending the screening... so if you are in the area, come and say "hi!"

17 June, 2010

New Premiere News

Last night it became official.

The Okanagan International Film Festival had strongly hinted to us that we were being scheduled as the opening night film of the festival - a position of honour that I humbly admit makes sense for our film in the Okanagan... after all, that is where the bulk of the film takes place!

Last night was the gala fundraiser for the film festival.  David - our co-producer, not the star, or the special effect advisor, or the production accounting consultant, or the background extra, or anyone else named David who helped on the film... but I digress - David Jevons was in attendance representing the film.

At around 8:30 last night he phoned me, totally excited. 

It is true... we are the opening gala film.

Apparently we are prominently featured in the program and there was a lot of media there who had questions for David about getting in touch with the key creatives for interviews and stuff - so look for links to that coming soon.