It finally got into a film festival! My first one! I'm excited but saddened I cannot make the festival. It's the same day as the Channel 12 (my employer) 50th Anniversary Reunion Party. Since I am one of the key planners of the event it might look bad if I don't show up! I'm sure some would understand though. If you are going let me know! I need a t-shirt!!
If you're on the northwest end, there is another screening on Thursday, October 13th at 2:00pm and 6:00pm at the Finnish-American Heritage Center in Hancock. I will be at this one to introduce the film and do a Q&A after each screening.
I will also be showing a 5 minute extended trailer with a Q&A during the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette on Friday and Saturday, October 14th and 15th. Exact times to be determined yet. The festival looks to be a good one plus there are outdoor adventures available throughout the Marquette area that weekend! I hope to try one! You can keep up to date on that festival at http://freshcoastfilm.com/
Hopefully I can find more venues to screen the film this fall. With everyone thinking about hunting season and the lease expiration close at hand, it's important for everyone to see it. Yesterday I cut the film down to 90 minutes before I submit it to a few more festivals. I'll call it the "festival version". I know the length must be an issue. I've been cutting it down in my head for awhile now. I finally had the time to sit down and do it. The least strong sound bites/stories/visuals hit the cutting room floor and I shortened the beginning immensely. It actually might flow better! DVD's are still my full 110 minute "directors cut"!
I hope everyone has a chance to get out to camp and enjoy the changing season!