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10/21/2005: "Festivals and a second private screening"
It's been nice taking a week long break from editing/tweaking the film.
I did write some quick flashback sequences that are funny that may be used for the second part of the film. If used we could be talking about a 87 Minute movie.
I want to get them shot before the next private screening.
To date we have entered the film into Sundance, Slamdance, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, HBO Comedy Festival, and the South by Southwest Festival.
The earliest we find out will be November 28th and that's if we get into competition for Sundance.
I think November 29th is the date the rest of the films are announced that will be shown.
Then we will have to get a film print made of the movie, which will very cool.
My whole life I've always wanted to make a movie and see it projected in a theater on film.
It's so much different than video projection; shooting on 35mm will really shine. If not, I will hunt down Tito.
We are working towards another private screening with some distributors and a large audience.
It could happen in about two weeks, we are trying to find the right venue for the right price.
Other than that it's just getting music rights cleared and the thought of having to wait a full month really sucks. I have never had much patience. God knows if your a fan of the Sopranos you got no other options. And I almost about died before they release "The Empire Strikes Back." Great movie!
I think part of the almost dying came from watching the Star Wars Holiday Special.
If you have never seen this special, go on EBAY and get it. And then get drunk, you can't watch it sober. I watched it sober twice. Once at the age of ten and the other time 30. Both times, I had the same reactions.
Go get it, and then you will know how George Lucas made "Howard the Duck" and the latest three Star Wars movies.
Man, if the word suck was a visual image, it would be the Star Wars Holiday Special.
I think I was ten and my brother Steven and I both looked at each other and said "Wow, this is more painful than going to church at Easter Time!"
We were raised Catholic so there you go.