Monday, June 14, 2010

World Premiere

Last Friday night was the world premiere of The Book of Zombie at Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival – STIFF.  I couldn’t believe the massive crowd that showed up for the show.  I wasn’t even sure that I would be able to get the movie that I worked for three years on.  It turns out the movie was oversold.  The theater was filled to over capacity with some people sitting on the ground and well over forty people were turned away.  The movie looked and sounded great.  And it was loud.  The audience was really into it, laughing in all the right places and even some unexpected ones.  We were screened with two short films – The Familiar and Blue Moon Day.  Both were also excellent.  Afterwords we participated in a Q & A with the other filmmakers.  Representing The Book of Zombie was myself, Adam Gehrke, Paul Cranefield, Marcel Banks, Erik Van Sant, Adrienne MacIain, Andrew Loviska and Larissa Peters.  We’re going to keep sending the movie around the festival circuit while we work on the DVD release.  We have gone on to win the festival's Audience Award.

Here’s the crowd that stayed for the Q&A following the movie:

Some of our cast and crew: Marcel, Erik, Adrienne, and Larissa with the STIFF organizer:

More of the crowd listening to answers about the movie:

Our poster displayed in the front window of the theater: