I had to turn on the thermostat in my bathroom this morning; the weather is turing, and before long it’ll be festival season! After a wild summer of planning, shooting, and editing, I’ve had to turn my attention to my day job: making kids read good. As such, my activities with SYNC have slowed down. But, some major milestones in SYNC’s lifecycle have been achieved:
1. I screened the final cut of SYNC to cast, crew, and local IndieGoGo supporters last month.
2. DVD screeners have been flying out of my office to film festivals.
The screening was an incredible experience. I’ve gone over the footage on my computer a hundred times; seeing it projected on a theater screen, with rocking sound, took the experience to a new level. It was very satisfying to see an audience enjoy SYNC, and I couldn’t be happier with the finished film. My karaoke performance, not so much.
As of this writing I’ve submitted SYNC to twenty festivals, including the big S, and the first round of notifications should be rolling in soon. Hopefully I’ll know where the world premiere will be by early December. As you might imagine I’ve been a little anxious. To distract myself I’ve started writing my next script, and my goal is to have it a draft by the end of the year.
As soon as word comes in I’ll write an update. I’m also working on a post about my learnings as a first time filmmaker, and using the digital world to make a film. In the meantime, check out these fun articles featuring SYNC:
Lucas McNelly worked on SYNC as part of his project, A Year Without Rent. He wrote about his experience, and you can read the article (for Film Threat!) here.
The Woodinville Weekly, a local paper where I live, approached me about featuring SYNC’s production. I grew up reading this paper, so being featured inside feels pretty cool. The Article.
From the summer heat of production, to the chilling cold of Autumn, the past few months have been amazing, and I can’t wait to share what happens next!