Thursday, March 26, 2009

2009 Best Dramatic Film

Very cool news!!! Talked to one of the Directors of the Wildwood Film Festival, a showcase of films/filmmakers with ties to the state of Wisconsin. They have chosen The Hands as the Best Dramatic Film for 2009. No matter where you go in the world, it is a great freakin' feeling to be recognized for your work by the place that gave you your start. For the record, I grew up for most of my childhood in Madison, WI. We moved away, but I came back to go to the University of Wisconsin, aka "Mad City." Ahh...good times.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The road to festival-land...

I am working again on mailing out press kits to film festivals that we have been selected to screen in. It's funny how the absolute euphoria of getting that first acceptance is soon replaced by the busy work that will get us seen once we are there. There is much to this process. It's starting to make more sense than ever all that the studios do for their films. If this little film can take all of this

It has been really cool getting feedback on this project that began as a one sentence idea on a page. It soon grew to a full page, and then a screenplay. But all along, the image of a daughter, haunted by the father of her past, fixated upon the man laying dying in front of her, is what kept coming to my mind.

People who see the film can't help but personalize the story to their own lives, wondering if they would react in the same manner as this daughter. I don't want to give anything away. But check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think you would have done.