Trust me, there was just a huge line of
people waiting to see the film.
It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to make a feature-length motion picture. Oftentimes, there are passionate disputes concerning various creative decisions. However, at least for myself, all that noise melts away when you finally see the film play in the theater for the first time.
"The Encounter" premiered at the Greater Boston Film Festival. It was a friendly audience that happily received each screening of the film with a great deal of enthusiasm. They laughed and cried at all the right places, and pretended not to notice the continuity errors -- which will be corrected. It was a blast, particularly since five of the six leads came to Boston for the premiere. Since neither my co-writer, Timothy Ratajczak, or myself could attend the shoot in California, this was my first chance to meet the members of the cast in person whom I felt I already got to know during the long months of post-production and the now ubiquitous Facebook. (Now I joke that I only attend premieres to get pictures with the actors for Facebook. Then again, maybe that isn't a joke.)
In the months to come, I will probably devote a few blogs to the various joys and sorrows I endured during the making of "The Encounter," but right now I will simply remember the premiere with warmth, and the great time I had with everyone. My only regret was that neither Timothy or my lovely wife Deborah could come along.
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"The Encounter" will be officially released in 2011.